Jodi Gomez completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Central Florida graduating with Distinction. She obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at the University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago. This programme comprehensively encompassed both Clinical Psychology as well as Educational Psychology and so upon graduation, Jodi decided to focus on her career as an Educational Psychologist. She spent eight years in private practice specialising in the psychoeducational evaluation of children and adolescents experiencing difficulty in various domains, including cognitive abilities, academic achievement, social-emotional-behavioural functioning, occupational functioning, speech and language, motor skills, and neurodevelopmentally.
In addition to her private practice as an Educational Psychologist, Jodi also continued to provide hands-on support in one-to-one and group settings for children with learning difficulties, behavioural and emotional challenges, and social communication issues. She has extensive experience in creating individualised methods of instruction for teaching academic subjects as well as life skills such as executive functioning. She has worked within mainstream schools, alternative education settings, home-schooling programs and after-school lessons both in a consultant role as well as on-the-ground as a teaching assistant, behaviour specialist, teacher and tutor respectively. During her career, she was a part-time lecturer at the University of the West Indies within the Clinical Psychology Master’s programme.
Prior to relocating to the UK, Jodi specialised predominantly in the assessment of, and recommendations of intervention for, learning difficulties, developmental delays, cognitive disabilities and emotional-behavioural-social dysregulation. Most recently she has been heavily involved in neurodevelopmental areas, specifically working with clinicians in the NHS in the assessment and treatment follow-up of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for children and adolescents within Paediatrics and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.