Ann is a qualified teacher who has worked in schools in Bristol and Wiltshire prior to studying dyslexia.
When one of her children experienced unexplained difficulties in attaining literacy skills Ann wanted to find ways to support him and to understand the problem. In 1995 Ann undertook and qualified with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education - The Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).
Immediately following this Ann began working with The Dyslexia Institute in Bath with a wide range of students, supporting them with a structured, multisensory literacy programme which targeted their individual needs. At the same time her own son was making good progress following the same programme.
For over 20 years, through Dyslexia Action (formerly The Dyslexia Institute), Ann has worked in many schools supporting children with their literacy needs. At the Bath and Wiltshire teaching centres she has worked with students ranging from 6-60 years of age.
Whilst carrying out her teaching, Ann joined the Training Department and worked as a Tutor and Course Director on the Postgraduate Diploma Course in order that more teachers would be trained to work in schools to support dyslexic pupils.
Ann is an expert on the The Units of Sound Literacy programme. She was privileged to work alongside Walter Bramley who developed the Units of Sound programme and was able to gain first-hand knowledge from his vast experience. When the new version of Units of Sound with online access was produced in 2014 Ann qualified as a Units of Sound Practitioner.
Throughout Ann’s teaching career she has continued to develop her knowledge through twice-yearly training courses and workshops. Ann loves her work and has built up lasting relationships with many of her students.
Ann has a current Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service.