Field of Dreams offers
- Early Intervention and Support
- Innovative Community Participation
- Equine Assisted Learning
- Home-school support for children with additional needs
- Parent information sessions
- Family social gatherings to develop “The Village that Raises the Child”.
Meet Anne Pearson
Anne Pearson is the founder and owner of Field of Dreams. Anne taught in Queensland state schools from 1986 until 2018, predominantly in the early years firstly teaching in Preschool then in Prep when it was introduced in 2007. She has always had a special interest in supporting young children with additional needs and has been recognised for her experience in this area. Anne has qualifications at tertiary level Dip Teach (NRCAE), BECE (CQU), and as a Beginning Teachers Mentor. She is a member of the Early Childhood Teachers Association (ECTA)and was on the State Co-ordinating Committee for 10 years.
Anne is an Equine Assisted Learning professional, who also uses her therapy dog to support children’s development. Anne is passionate about using animals and the natural environment to support young children to achieve their goals in a loving, caring way.
Anne is involved in various training and support programs which ensure her knowledge and skills are continually refreshed and extended. Anne regularly attends conferences and workshops, so she is kept well informed with new evidence based, researched practice. Anne also supports fellow teachers through presenting at conferences and workshops, and as a Beginning Teacher Mentor.
Anne has specialised training in play-based pedagogy; working with young children with additional needs; supporting children diagnosed with Autism; fine motor development; handwriting; supporting the programs developed by Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists; Developing phonemic awareness and using the knowledge of phonics; Sensory play and support; Using animals to support children.