My name is Deirdre Holland Hannon. I am a full time Mum to Ned and Billy. I’m a behaviour specialist providing parenting support to individuals, families, groups and corporations.I am qualified and experienced in providing applied behaviour analysis techniques, approaches and parenting support.
Born and raised in county Limerick I graduated from the University of Limerick with an Degree in Nursery Intellectual Disability. I went straight on to complete a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in University of Swansea, Wales. ABA was where my heart stayed and I never ended up pursuing a career in nursing. I worked in ABA services, in home, private services and schools specialising in Autism for over 10 years. I worked with every age from 3 to 18 in that time. I continue to undertake continuous professional development even now continually up skilling in the areas of child development and parent mentoring.
I was awarded Family Friendly Irelands Best Digital Communications in 2019. I contribute articles to different medias such as RTE.ie , Mums and Tots and The Journal.ie to name but a few. In my free time I am parenting blogger writing about several topics about my home, lifestyle and family I continually add new behaviour support resources to my website.
Most of all I am a busy Mum to two little boys. Being a behaviour specialist does not make the days any quieter, we are all human and for the most part all getting it wrong from time to time and hoping to learn from it. I can easily associate with whatever behaviour challenges that you may be experiencing, both as a parent and a professional.
When I provide behaviour support and parenting guidance my aim is just that to support and guide not reinvent the wheel or change your personal parenting style. I endeavour to make suggestions and add to your successes. I intend to make your life easier and the running of a busy family home a little bit smoother.