I qualified as a teacher in 1999 and my teaching experience spans further, adult and higher education as well as delivering initial teacher training and INSET sessions.
For the past 15 years, I have specialised in dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, and have studied to postgraduate diploma level (see qualifications below) so that I can expand my range of services and to all age groups.
Having conducted many hundreds of full diagnostic assessments for children and adults, I bring a wealth of experience to the assessment which is conducted in a friendly yet professional manner. I receive referrals from schools (state and independent), colleges, universities and occupational health departments, and I have also completed assessments for Social Services. I have assessed children and adults with other needs, such as Autistic Spectrum Conditions, ADHD and mental health difficulties. I have also assessed abroad and have had international clients fly to the UK as I am just a 15 minute drive from London Gatwick Airport.
I am lucky to be mum to two adult children and am able to put children (and parents) at ease. My son has dyslexia and dyspraxia, and therefore I have experience of supporting him through his schooling, college and beyond. My daughter has dyspraxia and is in her first year of university. I regularly volunteer at a youth club for teenagers with complex learning difficulties, like amateur photography and enjoy blogging about new experiences on my bucket list.