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Dr Susan Foster-Cohen

Susan has taught and carried out research in universities in the UK, USA and France. She is currently the Director of The Champion Centre, a multi-disciplinary early intervention centre in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Susan’s research is carried out in collaboration with the University of Canterbury (NZ) where she is adjunct faculty, and with BCU. It focusses on the development of communication abilities in young children with complex developmental delays and disabilities or who are at risk of delays as a result of prematurity. Her particular interest is in the role of families as observers of development and of family-centred practice in supporting children’s development.

Susan is a member of ISEI, Early Intervention Association of Aotearoa New Zealand, and the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour.

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