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I am a training and assessment consultant specialising in Mathematics and Other Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder), dyscalculia and specific language impairment.
I particularly specialise in atypical specific learning difficulties and the overlap of learning difficulties which create complex barriers to learning and achievement.
I am currently President of nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) which is the only national association specialising in all Special and Additional Educational Needs and Disability. I am a member of the Early Years and Primary Advisory Group and chair the board of Trustees and the Advisory Board.
I am an accomplished author and have a number of published works relating to mathematical difficulties and multiagency working. Please follow this link for more information.
I am a tutor for the International Masters Programme at Plymouth University http://www.plymouth.ac.uk and an accredited Numicon Consultant.
I have developed interest and further research in the areas of mathematical difficulties, the impact of special educational needs such as autism, upon mathematical learning, the overlap and interplay between primary causal learning difficulties and secondary sequential difficulties, and emotional wellbeing/mental health.
I champion the rights of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, for a quality education which meets their individual needs and provides them with the skills necessary to live rewarding and fulfilling lives.
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I am a fully qualified teacher and have a Masters degree in Education with a specialist interest in Special Educational Needs, a Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) as recognised by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and the British Psychological Society, and a further Post-Graduate Certificate in Early Mathematical Development (PGCertEd).