Sara Graham- Founder/ Senior Dyslexia Consultant – BA (Hons) PGCE PG Cert (SpLD) (Dyslexia) ATS AMBDA AMBDA FE / HE APC SpLD (PATOSS)
I have many years teaching experience in a range of settings. For over 10 years I have specialised in Specific Learning Difficulties, gaining specialist dyslexia teaching and assessment qualifications and AMBDA accreditation in 2012. Following this I was seconded as a Senior Lecturer to Edge Hill University to work on a Specialist Dyslexia Programme for teachers. After setting up Literacy Solutions, I continued to work with Edge Hill on the Dyslexia Programme and offering training for Continuing Professional Development for Educational Professionals in a range of areas including dyslexia and dyscalculia and I currently work with Chester University on the MA Dyslexia Programme offering specialist dyslexia training for teachers and other professionals. Since gaining APC status in 2013 I have carried out diagnostic assessments for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA).I am also qualified to screen for visual stress. In 2015 I was awarded AMBDA FE/ HE to support my work in the assessment and support of adults. I am currently working towards setting up a PATOSS local group to enable networking with like minded professionals.
Bozena Haluszczak – Dyslexia Consultant – BA (Hons) PGCE PG Cert (SpLD) (Dyslexia) ATS AMBDA APC SpLD (PATOSS)
I have over 20 years experience of working in education, initially as a mainstream teacher and later as a special needs teacher for 10 years. I taught children with a range of SpLD including dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia and children on the autistic spectrum. I also have a vast amount of experience in teaching children who have English as an additional language. In 2013, I gained a specialist qualification in Dyslexia (AMBDA) which led to work at Dyslexia Action, Leeds. Through Dyslexia Action, I have worked in a range of educational settings on various government funded projects. I still work for Dyslexia Action and joined the Literacy Solutions team in 2015 to offer dyslexia assessments, tutoring and consultancy. I also gained APC status in 2015.
Paul Graham – Office Manager
For Literacy Solutions my main tasks are proofreading reports, book-keeping, data inputting and spreadsheet development. However I also get involved in other areas; I have become passionate about helping people with dyslexia, therefore I am a campaigner and help spread the message.
I have a scientific background and have become interested in researching, most recently the link between dyslexia and mental health.
An ongoing project is developing a network of professionals to work together to help children and adults with specific learning difficulties, therefore we would like to talk with you if you want become part of our network. We all have the same aim, to help schools, parents and of course children.
We also have established links with consultants and trainers with established backgrounds in their field of expertise to allow us to enable work with settings outside Lancashire or to deliver a service which is beyond our personal remit. So please contact us whatever your needs to see if we can help.