I have worked in education for over 30 years, mostly on a one to one basis, and bring this expertise of working with individuals into my assessing. I use my knowledge as well as my social skills to make the assessment an interesting and friendly experience.
Initially I trained as a maths and physics teacher, teaching in a comprehensive school in inner London. While my children were growing up I tutored many pupils privately in maths and science and came to the conclusion that a large proportion of them had dyslexia, which was holding back their learning. This inspired me to train as a dyslexia specialist so that I could teach them more effectively and subsequently I worked in an FE college with dyslexic students.
I recently worked as a needs assessor for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), recommending equipment and support as appropriate to enable disabled students (which includes those with specific learning difficulties) to succeed at university. Therefore when I conduct dyslexia assessments of university students, or those considering higher education of some sort, I am able to advise them of the DSA process and how it works.
Elaine was very thorough and encouraging, she helped me feel relaxed and put me at ease during the assessment.
I am a qualified nutritionist, having trained with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, and have an interest in how supplements and diet may help people with dyslexia.
I have a current DBS check and a Practising Certificate from PATOSS (The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties).
Elaine Bowyer BSc MSc PGCE Dip ION OCR Dip SpLD