Our committee consists of several volunteers who are all in some way connected to Dyslexia. Most of us work during the day.
Ruth Smith, Learning Support teacher at St
Michael's School and private tutor for children and
Ruth has taught at four different Secondary schools and worked as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Highlands College.
She has been teaching for thirty five years and has the Hornsby Diploma in teaching students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia). She is a member of the College for teachers.
Ruth runs the Help Line for the JDA.
Sarah Peel is the Senior Orthoptist at the General Hospital. Sarah's special interest is in dyslexia and in particular helping people who have problems reading.
Treasurer and Membership Secretary:
Judy Gardener, is a full time mum of two teenage boys one of whom is dyslexic. She would be happy to speak to parents about her experiences and offer advice where needed.
Specialist Clinical Psychologist:
Dr Alessio Agostinis is a Specialist Clinical Psychologist currently working with chronic health conditions in Jersey. Alessio has varied experience in a variety of settings including extensive experience in psychometric assessments in neuropsychology departments.
More recently Alessio has become interested in dyslexia in adults. He has attended specialist training with the British Dyslexia Association and currently offers formal assessment of dyslexia in adults, as well as workplace assessments and recommendations for reasonable adjustments.
She holds the Hornsby Diploma.
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