Katie Philcox

Behavior and Feeding Specialist
M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
Queen’s University, Northern Ireland
B.S. Psychology
The Open University, UK

Katie earned a B.S. in psychology from The Open University, UK and an M.S. in applied behavior analysis from Queen’s University in Northern Ireland. She is a feeding specialist certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) approach to assessment and treatment of feeding problems.

Katie has been working in the field of learning disabilities and mental health for 10 years, across a variety of clinical settings, both in the UK and the Middle East. In London, Katie was part of a community based speech and language team, who provided services for hard-to-reach populations. Her role included developmental screenings and running language promotion activities. In Dubai, Katie worked as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist, providing direct therapy and assessments to children with developmental delays, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She also led a multidsiciplinary feeding team.

As a behavior specialist at ELG, Katie works with children, young people and families to provide educational and behavioral support. Her clinical interests include early intervention, social skills, and picky eating. She provides workshops on positive behavior interventions and supports, adapting the learning environment, and parent-led interventions for toilet training and feeding problems.

The commitment and strength of ELG’s families inspire Katie to work diligently to achieve the highest possible outcomes for each child.She focuses on parent training and generalization to the home setting, recognizing family members as vital members of every child’s therapy team.


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