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Meet The Team

Dr Proscovia Kabanda Iga, Paediatrican - autism assessment team

Dr Proscovia Kabanda Iga 

Consultant Community Paediatrician  
Approved Educational Supervisor


PG Dip Child Health (Warwick University)

GMC No: 5245205

British Association for Community Child Health
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology

Proscovia - everyone calls her Pross - has been working as an NHS Consultant Community Paediatrician for more than 10 years now. She has over 18 years’ experience in assessing and supporting young people with developmental and neurodevelopmental difficulties, including ADHD and autism, and she continues to do this in her role as an NHS Consultant. 


Pross is a strong advocate for a multi-disciplinary, child-centred, and holistic approach to assessments and practices evidence-based medicine, using the best available research, agreed national guidelines, and professional expertise. It will be Pross who will carry out the all-important General Developmental Assessment (GDA) with you.


To find out why a Paediatrician is so important for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment, please see our FAQs.

Hayley Hildred, Speech and Language Therapist - autism assessment team

Hayley Hildred
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
HCPC Registration Number: SL02364

Hayley is one of our specialist Speech and Language Therapists. She is incredibly experienced and has worked for over 25 years with a wide range of children with speech, language, and communication needs in a variety of different settings. Hayley specialises in working with young children (from 18 months to 5 years of age) with social communication needs, and their families.


Throughout her career, she has worked within multi-disciplinary teams, providing assessments and support for autistic children.  In her role at Sphere, Hayley is qualified to carry out both the ADOS and ADI-R assessments.

Hayley is an Accredited PACT Practitioner (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy) and an NLA Trained Clinician (Natural Language Acquisition).

Kristina Smith, Speech and Language Therapist - autism assessment team

Kristina Smith 

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
HCPC Registration Number: SL31526

Kristina is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist who has worked with a wide range of children with speech, language, and communication needs in both mainstream and specialist educational settings. Kristina specialises in working with children who are non-speaking/minimally speaking who would benefit from access to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). She also specialises in working with children who stammer.

Kristina is a licensed tutor for ELKLAN and is an NLA Trained Clinician. She is highly experienced in a range of therapy approaches for children with ASD, including Attention Autism, the Curiosity programme, and Social Thinking. Kristina is skilled in carrying out the ADOS, so you may see her during this part of the assessment.

Alison Winterton, Educational Psychologist - autism assessment team

Alison Winterton
Educational Psychologist

Chartered Psychologist, MSc Educational Psychology, BSc (Hons), PGCE
HCPC Registration Number: PYL20340

Alison is an Educational Psychologist and former teacher, with over 25 years’ experience. Her professional practice has seen her work in educational settings as well as in the NHS, where she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assessing and diagnosing children with ASD.


She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting families and schools to meet the needs of children and young people with complex learning, communication, and behaviour needs, including autism. Alison is qualified to carry out the ADI-R assessment and also the ADOS part of the assessment.

Alison is a licensed tutor for ELKLAN and an Advanced Practitioner in 'Attention Autism'. She is also an accredited PACT Practitioner.


Mike Griffiths

Administrative Lead

Mike will be your first port of call when you get in touch with us. He has over 15 years’ administrative experience and has worked as an administrator and receptionist in paediatric departments, as well as in adult and children's mental health, and in roles with vulnerable adults.


He has extensive experience speaking with patients with ASD, learning disabilities, and mental health conditions, as well as their families. He holds an enhanced DBS with barred list checks for both adults and children and is fully versed in data protection rules.

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