St. Kitts Spectrum services Centre was opened on the 4th of September 2018. This centre was the brain child of Dr. Sheryl Rosin, a Speech and Language Pathologist from Florida USA, who had worked tirelessly from 2015 to make sure that children and families with autism would continue to have a service when she was not on Island.
Meet The Team
Dr. Sheryl Rosin Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Rosin is a speech-language pathologist and Certified Autism Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the field. Dr. Rosin has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to evidence-based practices in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD. She is the owner and director of Palm Beach Speech-Language Specialists in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and serves as adjunct professors at:
- Nova Southeastern University
- University of Vermont
- Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, and
- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Dr. Rosin is the President of the Caribbean Autism Project - a nonprofit organization supporting international autism programs within the Caribbean and the consulting director of the St. Kitts Spectrum Services Centre in St. Kitts. Dr. Rosin is the winner of the 2016 Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Clinician of the Year Award and the 2017 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Mrs. Josephine Claxton-Richardson M. Ed.
Masters in Education and Special Needs. Director for the SKSSC – Certified Autism Specialist with over thirty years’ experience of working in the area of disabilities. Holds a degree in Social work and Applied Social Sciences, Approved Mental Health Professional – Knowledge of Mental Health Law, Graduate teacher. Mrs. Claxton-Richardson has facilitated workshops on autism, behaviour, mental health, health and family life, learning support and developmental disabilities. Mrs. Claxton-Richardson is involved in school observation and makes written and verbal recommendations to teachers and families on how best to engage their child with autism in the classroom through partnerships.
Facilitated training sessions -for staff in schools, nurses, and the wider community on the following: Mental health, mindfulness, meditation, and wellbeing, Health and family life Behavioural issues in relation to education, and autism.
Ms. Rosemarie Munroe
Ms. Munroe has over 14 years of working with persons with disabilities. Has been involved in assisting with planning and organizing workshops for persons with disabilities. Involved in school observation and making recommendations to teachers on how best to work with children with Autism. Works well as a team player and can also work independently to support families and children with Autism. Ms. Munroe has Successfully completed her Autism Certificate.
Ms. Dounia Hughes
Ms. Hughes has 20 years in the Ministry of Education - first at the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU), Teacher Resource Centre as Library Assistant/Clerk, then clerk assisting the Measurement and Testing department for one (1) year. After 18 years at CDU she transferred to The Verchild’s High School for one (1) year and then to the St. Kitts Spectrum Services Centre where she has received valued experience working with children with Autism. Hoping to learn much more.
Ms. Alice Francis
Assistant Learning Specialist
Ms. Francis has her CDA (Child Development Associate) and a Directors Certification in Childhood education. She’s has attended workshops for children with disabilities and has worked in classrooms with children of inclusions with over 20 years of experience.