Dr Sue McGaw


Dr Sue McGaw created and developed PAMS in 1999.
For many decades she has been a Clinical Psychologist and a leading authority on Parents with Learning Disabilities.  She completed a PHD on “Raising the Competency of Parents with Learning Disabilities” in 1994.  She was also a Portage Teacher and Family Therapist with a background in Child Psychiatry.

She has been a prolific researcher and author on the topic of parents with learning disabilities and vulnerable parents for over 26 years.  She has developed services, resources and training to assist professionals working with the most vulnerable families and has been the key note speaker at national and international conferences throughout her career. 

The Special Parenting Service which she founded in 1988 for parents with learning disabilities has been the focus of BBC and ITV documentaries, BBC radio broadcasts, videos and podcasts over the years.  She has been an Expert Witness for the Courts since 1988 and the Law Society since 1991.

Dr Sue McGaw received an award from the British Psychological Society for significant contributions to Clinical Psychology in 2000.

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Dr Sue Mcgaw

Dr Sue McGaw, PAMS Author, founded the UK based NHS Special Parenting Service in 1988.

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