Staff Profile

Dotun Akande

Mrs. Dotun Akande’s journey into the world of developmental disorders in children started with her son, now recovered from autism. Like many other parents, she was not familiar with the condition and her exposure was limited to what she had seen on television or in films. Her experience with the non-availability of educational resources prompted the establishment of Patrick Speech and Languages Centre (Patricks) in September 2006. Patricks is the pioneer special needs Centre in Nigeria for the education of children with Autism. The Centre offers services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavioral therapy. Also the Centre offers social skills building and play therapy. Mrs. Akande is a mother of 3 and holds a Bsc degree in Economics from the University of Ado Ekiti. She has over 12 years banking experience before her switch into the world of developmental disability. Over the years she has attended numerous training programmes on Autism and other developmental disorders at various international institutions including National Autistic Society (NAS) UK, Geneva Centre for Autism, Canada, Western Psychological Services, USA and the Discovery Initiative, South Africa. She holds a diploma in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. She regularly gives lectures on Autism and is a strong advocate for Autism awareness in Nigeria.

Ojo Oluwatoyin
Modupe

NCE Acct Edu, B.Sc Psy, M.Sc Psy)
Ojo Oluwatoyin Modupe holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from University Of Lagos, Akoka Lagos. She has been certified to work in the field of autism from International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

She has extensive working experience since 2007 with children and those with special needs. Having had an earlier academic qualification in NCE [Accounting Education], she proceeded for her B.Sc in Psychology of the University Of Lagos.

She is friendly, passionate, agile and inquisitive which are the primary skills required for her job.

She is presently working with children with special needs at Patrick Speech and Languages Centre.

She has attended several seminars to better her skills at handling children with special needs.

Gbenga
Kehinde

Mr. Gbenga Kehinde is a graduate of Music / Learning disability from Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo. He has been certified to work in the field of autism from International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

He has developed talents in some of the children living with Autism, in areas such as playing of musical instruments and body movement. He is presently working at Patrick Speech and Languages Centre as a Music Therapist for over 7 years.

Oluwatosin
Faramade Ibimidu

(Bsc Psy, Msc Psy)
Oluwatosin Faramade Ibimidu is a graduate of Psychology from the University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos, Nigeria. She also holds a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the same institution in the year 2011. She has been certified to work in the field of Autism from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

Her career as a young, vibrant and dedicated psychologist has lasted for about seven years to date. She eventually earned her spot as a psychologist working with Patrick Speech and Languages Centre. A job she presently does with passion and enthusiasm, she considers working with children with special needs as a lifestyle. She currently resides in Lagos with her husband (Victor), a guidance counselor with young adults.

Dr Michael
Kayode Dada

He has a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology, and is statutorily registered in the United Kingdom both as a clinical and forensic psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He is a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a full member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Learning Disability, and Faculty of Forensic Psychology. He is a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a professional member of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). He is trained and licensed to use a number of specialist autism needs and diagnostic assessment tools (e.g. ADOS-2, AAA, DISCO etc), and tools for cognitive & adaptive/social skills functioning, emotional/affective characteristics and personality psychopathology, all of which can be adapted for use with people who have autism. He has developed skills in adapting generic models of offence-related therapies for people with autism who also present with problems such as fire-setting/arson, sex offence/offending behaviour and addiction. He has practised across various care settings, both in Nigeria and UK, for over 30 years. He currently practise in the UK under the aegis of MKayD Services.

Abimbola
Erimona

(PGD Edu, SLST)

Abimbola Erimona holds a Post graduate diploma in Education from the University of Ibadan. She is a trained Speech and Language Support Therapist from ELKLAN UK and also a badge of Autism Certification from International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

She is presently working at PSLC as Speech and Language Coordinator.

She has attended several trainings and seminars in managing children living with disabilities and in particular has specialized her skills and knowledge on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) some of which include but not limited to: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication and Listening Skills, RBT Floridatech 40hrs Training, Speech and Language Difficulties.

Dr Michael
Kayode Dada

He has a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology, and is statutorily registered in the United Kingdom both as a clinical and forensic psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He is a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a full member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Learning Disability, and Faculty of Forensic Psychology. He is a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a professional member of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). He is trained and licensed to use a number of specialist autism needs and diagnostic assessment tools (e.g. ADOS-2, AAA, DISCO etc), and tools for cognitive & adaptive/social skills functioning, emotional/affective characteristics and personality psychopathology, all of which can be adapted for use with people who have autism. He has developed skills in adapting generic models of offence-related therapies for people with autism who also present with problems such as fire-setting/arson, sex offence/offending behaviour and addiction. He has practised across various care settings, both in Nigeria and UK, for over 30 years. He currently practise in the UK under the aegis of MKayD Services.