Anne is a neurodiversity consultant and dyslexia specialist working across schools in London. She is passionate about early identification of Dyslexia and the importance of quality first teaching.
Qualifications: BA, MA, AMBDA, APCShow more...
Anne has worked in education for over 25 years in State, Independent and International schools, working with children aged from 5-18. She trained as a Dyslexia specialist 18 years ago and has since worked as a SENDCo, LEA advisor and now as a Neurodiversity Consultant and Dyslexia Specialist. She currently works with several schools in London providing staff training, parent talks and dyslexia assessments. She has spoken at a number of conferences and is passionate about early identification of Dyslexia and the importance of quality first teaching in the classroom.
Using Dyslexia Screeners as an Early Identification tool
Head of Service at Cadmus Inclusive
Qualifications: BA(hons) QTS, MEd - Inclusion and Diversity in Education, PG Cert - Professional Studies: SENCo, PG CERT - Specific Learning Difficulties: dyslexia, AMBDAShow more...
Beccie has worked in all aspects of Special Educational Needs including mainstream, additionally resourced provision and specialist settings. She has extensive experience as a SENCo, Inclusion Manager, Lead Local Authority Advisory SEND Teacher and SEND Consultant. She is currently the proud Head of Service for Cadmus Inclusive – a not for profit SEN advisory and pupil well-being support service. Beccie remains very ‘hands on’ in the classroom and is passionate about being at the chalk face to support teachers and children in order to practice what she preaches. She is the author of ‘The Complete Dyslexia Toolkit’, ‘SEND: The Things and the Stuff’ and co-author of ‘Getting it Right for SEND’ and ‘How to Create the Perfect Partnership with Parents’. Beccie also writes the national Ebriefing: SEND Bitesize and frequently blogs and produces magazine articles about education. She has also developed a number of educational resources to support learners with educational needs. Beccie is especially passionate about celebrating learning differences. She strives to support schools to think differently to improve and adapt teaching to ensure that every pupil has the chance to shine. Beccie is a mum/step-mum to four fantastic boys and Harry the dog.
Executive what? Helping your child with task organisation, maintenance and completion skills.
The Sensory Toolbox: Identifying and Managing Sensory Needs to Enable Learning
Caroline Bateman, Achieve Now
Caroline is passionate about helping dyslexic students achieve. She has a proven track record of improving self-esteem, aspiration levels and results by utilising free technology and effective learning strategies.Show more...
Caroline has been helping dyslexic students achieve academically for over 15 years. A former IT consultant, she was taken aback by how few schools were taking advantage of freely available technology to transform learning for dyslexic students. By accessing this technology, she helped her own three dyslexic children go from failing to excelling at school. Wanting to help other students achieve their true potential she founded Achieve Now to pass on what she had seen work. She is now a Senior Lecturer - Dyslexia Specialist at Kingston University focused on preparing the next generation of teachers to support dyslexic learners.
STOP dyslexic underperforming in exams
Stop dyslexics underperforming in exams
Dr Helen Ross
Dr Helen Ross is a fully qualified special needs teacher and former SENCO, working as an independent educational research consultant, specialist assessor and SEND expert.
Qualifications: MEng (hons) PGCE (MFL) MA (Open) MRes PgCert PgCert PhD AMBDA AMBDA Dyscalculia APCShow more...
Dr Helen Ross works as an independent educational research consultant, specialist assessor and SEND expert. Helen is Co-Vice Chair of the British Dyslexia Association, Chair of the Wiltshire Dyslexia Association and is on the board of the US, not-for profit National Coalition of Independent Scholars. She has consulted for the British Dyslexia Association, The Committee for Science and Technology (part of the UK Government), and Wiltshire Local Authority. She also works internationally with various third sector and commercial organisations with evaluation, consultancy and resource development. Helen tweets as @drhelenross and regularly speaks on dyslexia and special educational needs.
Dyslexia diagnosis, reports and support- a parents’ guide
What do we do with a dyslexia assessment report in school?
Dr Sarah Moseley
Author, trainer and consultant committed to enabling access and breaking down learning barriers. I am a literacy, inclusion, neurodiversity, and SEND specialist, offering face-to-face and online training, consultancy, and support.
Qualifications: PhD, MA, PGCE, NPQH, BSc (Hons)Show more...
I have over 30 years of expertise within special and mainstream education, from teaching assistant to Headteacher. My unwavering passion lies in empowering all learners, championing neurodiversity and SEND. Grounded in a robust research foundation, I hold an MA and PhD in Special Education, delving into the psychology of learning. My commitment to driving positive change culminated in the recent publication of 'Teaching Reading to All Learners' and consistent contributions to influential industry publications. I aspire to bridge the gap between theory and practice, cultivating a culture of high expectations to enhance outcomes and dismantle barriers for every learner.
Empowering Minds through Literacy and the Science of Reading
Dr Susie Nyman
Over nearly 30 years of teaching Susie has created bespoke multi-sensory techniques to assist dyslexic students. Many of these are published in her Multi-sensory Toolkit by Oaka Books.Show more...
Susie is a teacher, author, exam board moderator and CPD trainer. She celebrates every day helping her students at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough. Her research has been shared with students, parents, and educators virtually or personally world-wide at The Australian Learning Difference Convention, Tes SEN Show, Scanning Pens, Dyslexia Show and The British Dyslexia Association. The highlight of her nearly 30-year teaching career was in 2021 when the Ofsted inspector said during her “deep dive” ‘Susie, you have passion. I could put you in front of any class and they would listen and believe you!’
Multi-sensory techniques you can try at home.
Education - Magnificent multi-sensory techniques that work.
Katrina has been a specialist assessor and trainer for nearly 25 years. She set up her company Positive Dyslexia Ltd in 2016.
Qualifications: MA, PGCE, PG(Dip) Dyslexia, CCET, AMBDA, AOC, FRSAShow more...
Katrina started as a secondary English teacher before qualifying as a specialist and working for Dyslexia Action. She moved to the BDA as Head of Education and then set up her company in 2016. She is joint Executive Vice Chair of the BDA Accreditation Board, an APC reviewer for the BDA and a Trustee of the Adult Dyslexia Centre. She assesses both children and and adults and offers accredited and non accredited training up to Level 4.
Becoming a confident assessor
Having worked in special education for the last twenty years I have supported young people and adults in understanding their own learning profiles in order to flourish in education.
Qualifications: Assessment Practising Certificate, AMBDA, PGCE, BA HonsShow more...
I was fortunate to begin my education career at a special school which taught me the importance of person centred learning from the outset. It also gave me the opportunity to teach literacy and from there, I have specialised in literacy difficulties and worked as a SENCo as well as in additional support in Further and Higher Education. More recently I have worked for a leading education charity supporting schools in becoming champions of literacy difficulties through consultancy and training. In the past year, I have returned to assessing for dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
Asking the right questions to meet SEND needs in class
Balancing parenting and advocating for your child's needs.
Myles has been a special schools teacher and an adviser for ICT SEN and is now an assistive technologist working in the education and workplace sector
Qualifications: BA , MEdShow more...
Myles has 28 yrs experience in teaching special needs followed by 10 years as an Adivser for ICT SEN where he operated an assessment and loan bank service for a local education authority. For the last 10 years he has been with working as an Assistive Technologist in the education and workplace sector
Encouraging your child to achieve using assistive technology
The Power of Assistive Technology
Paloma Forde, the Founder of Award winning Screening4Dyslexia, is an inspiring advocate for early dyslexia detection and a passionate expert in SEN education.Show more...
Paloma Forde, the Founder of Award winning Screening4Dyslexia, is a relentless champion for early dyslexia detection and a fervent expert in the realm of Special Educational Needs. With a remarkable career spanning 26 years, she wields a Master's in SEN education, igniting a profound dedication to empowering students. Paloma is celebrated not only for her unwavering commitment but also for her exceptional contributions, acknowledged by luminaries such as BBC's Theo Pathitis and the late Jacqueline Gold (CBE). Her mission is not merely a vocation but a passionate journey, transforming lives through the power of education and innovation.
What is multi-sensory learning? Why it works?
Dyslexia - Let's Get the BEST support for your child.
Mental Health & Inclusion Consultant. Founder of Balanced People LtdShow more...
Sam is a renowned speaker, trainer and author specialising in Mental Health and Inclusion. She has worked in the education sector as a SENCo and the corporate sector in a variety or roles. She is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Counsellor and Master Mindset Coach. Sam has also founded a company, Balanced People Ltd, providing mental wellbeing and support to individuals and companies. Lauded for her humour and ‘telling it like it is’ approach to mental health, Sam is in high demand to speak at conferences and events and provides in-house training for schools and companies, nationally and internationally.
Anxiety & Safety Behaviours - everything you need to know
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