About the Service
It is my conviction to the view that early identification and remediation is the key to helping dyslexics achieve which underpins the ethos of the Canterbury Dyslexia Centre. Learners with dyslexia benefit from early identification and targeted effective teaching to enable them to become successful and confident individuals. My most enjoyable and rewarding experiences to date continues to be my work in these areas. To be involved in the identification and diagnosis of an individual’s strengths and difficulties is a privilege. To be involved in their remedial support and to play a part in the development of their self confidence and subsequent academic success is endlessly motivating.
I returned to education as a mature student, whilst raising my three children. On completion of my first degree in Psychology I undertook an Advanced Diploma in Special Educational Needs and a Masters degree in Education. Following a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University I joined East Court School, a specialist independent school for children with dyslexia and dyspraxia. Here I worked as a Specialist teacher and Manager of the Junior Department. I also undertook diagnostic assessments as part of the school’s Educational and Psychological Assessment team. During this time I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy, with Dyslexia Action, and gained a Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing, validated by the British Psychological Society.
More recently I have worked within the mainstream setting as an Inclusion Manager at a local primary school. I am also the Chairperson of a local charity support group DEKS (Dyslexia East Kent Support) for dyslexic individual’s and their families within the Canterbury and Thanet area. For further information on DEKS please click here.