Sue has been involved in post-16 education and training since 1981, including 9 years with managerial responsibility in 2 major colleges in the West Midlands. In 2003, Sue formed her own consultancy company, SPEC Ltd., advising on learning support strategies, literacy and numeracy development, equality and diversity and quality improvement. She has worked in association with NIACE, LSN, NCETM and LSIS as well as having a well-respected private practice. Until 2012 she was an additional inspector with Ofsted.
Sue’s training portfolio included quality improvment strategies, self assessment, and issues of equality and diversity. She was an accredited trainer on London Southbank University’s post graduate Diploma in Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support (ADDS) course. She has written a guide to being an inclusive trainer.
In 2012, Sue completed a doctorate in education with the Open University, researching ways of evaluating strategies used to support adults’ reading skills. You can find out more about this at www.unravellingreading.org.uk
Sue’s enthusiasm for nurturing the positive aspects of dyslexia stemmed from extensive involvement with assessment and support of dyslexic adults in an educational and work setting over 20 years. She currently supports a caseload of dyslexic adults via specialist agencies and her own private practice. She believes in individualised strategies which bring a person’s strengths to the fore and help the person find out more about their best ways of learning.
Sue coordinates the work of Dyslexia Positive, advising on assessment, training and support.