Whilst studying my Degree in Primary Education I became fascinated by the ever developing neurological research into different brain types and how a child's neurological profile can impact on the way in which they learn. It became my passion to investigate individual learning styles through diagnostic assessment and to develop intervention programmes designed to match the individual child's optimum way of learning.
My aim is always to make my teaching fit the learner’s needs, rather than trying to make the learners needs fit my teaching.
Specific Learning Differences (SpLD's) such as Dyslexia are my primary area of interest and the concept of 'neurodiversity', accepting and celebrating different brain types, is my passion. I hope that throughout my career I can spread the ethos that every learner, no matter what their learning style, diagnosis or label has strengths and that those strengths are the key to unlocking their learning potential.
"Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
1st Class Degree with Honours in Primary Education
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Specialist Dyslexia Teacher-Approved Teacher Status (ATS)
Masters Units in Specific Learning Difficulties: Consultancy and Diagnostic Assessment
AMBDA Certified Diagnostician:
Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association
Certified Diagnostic Assessor - Member of PATOSS
Cognition and learning.
Early years, Primary, Secondary, Post 16.
Consultancy Service, Education Service, Information, Guidance & Advocacy Service , Specialist Educational Setting and/or Outreach Service, Targeted Service & Specialist Practitioners .
For all enquiries please contact Emma Mahon on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07788 547975