I started off as a primary teacher over 30 years ago. I left teaching after my third child was born and was lucky enough to be able to stay at home for the early years. During this period I experienced the failings of the school system for two of my children as well as having one child with dyslexia. This sent me down the route of studying learning difficulties and I am now working as a special needs teacher, trainer and advisor in two different schools as well as working in my own busy practice.
I became interested in why some children just didn’t seem to make progress no matter how hard they worked on their phonics, reading and writing. I realised that there was little point in teaching the thing that the child was struggling with if the root of the problem hadn’t been identified or addressed. So I began to explore the underlying issues and how best to resolve them.