I have decades of experience as a teacher, but also as a mother of Neurodiverse children, I discovered I am neurodiverse myself and it runs in my family.
I grew up experiencing learning difficulties, though I managed to develop my own coping strategies and make it through my Teaching Degree. As I witnessed children in my classes with similar difficulties, or other difficulties, I found myself focusing on those students and later went on to do further study to train in specific techniques. I'm currently working towards an AMADA (Associate Member of Australian Dylexia Association) training in the MSL approach. This approach is a structured, phonetics based strategy combined with kinetic elements that assist in retention.
One of my other passions is writing and I am extremely blessed to find myself writing levelled, decodable books for Bookbot, then using them in my literacy lessons. My style is quite whimsical and leans toward fantasy, but I love a good action based story too.
It is my goal to empower educators and parents by explaining the process of learning to read, backed by current and demonstrated research. That way I hope to help as many struggling readers as possible, by informing their instructors. And to create exciting, fun resources that kids will love to read.