I qualified as an English teacher in 2003, and spent the next nine years working in a mainstream school. During that time, I qualified as specialist dyslexia teacher (AMBDA), and completed a Masters in Inclusive Education.
Our oldest son was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome at five months, and since then, I have worked privately as a dyslexia specialist teacher. We have three younger sons, who add dyslexia and autism to the family mix.
I am particularly interested in how children with Williams Syndrome learn to read and write. I currently flexi-school my son, and our time together is focused on literacy, employing the techniques I have honed as a dyslexia specialist. I am also interested in the acquisition of maths.
I am passionate about supporting other parents, and run a support group for local parents of children who have additional needs.