Dyslexia has always been a subject close to my heart.
People in my family have struggled with dyslexia, and, sadly, there simply was not enough recognition or help available during their academic years of life.
Back in University, whilst doing my Degree in Optometry between 2001-2004, I was immediately drawn to visual processing issues and perceptual distortions in individuals with SpLDs, such as dyslexia.
After qualifying as an Optometrist, I made it my career-long goal to raise awareness and make a difference for people with SpLDs in order to give something back to the community.
Over my 18 years as a fully qualified Optometrist, I have helped hundreds of patients with dyslexia and other SpLDs, both children and adults. There have been many occasions where the results have been so impressive that I have seen parents in tears of joy, which is hugely rewarding.
I also provide support to numerous dyslexia assessors, tutors and SENCO departments for schools & universities, all to support my goal of maximising the learning potential of every person with dyslexia and bringing different professions together to achieve this.
I have had the opportunity to present my work for SEN schools, the International Dyslexia Conference, dyslexia assessor groups, University SEN departments and parents of dyslexic children. I am also a proud supporting member of the British Dyslexia Association.