Christine McNamara, OCR DipSpLD, APC (Patoss) is a Specialist Assessor and can provide diagnostic assessment for dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Christine says, "I enjoy carrying out assessments because they are often the starting point for making positive changes. When people know their strengths and understand their difficulties, they gain confidence in their own way of thinking: I believe that’s the key to finding solutions that really work."
Specialist Assessors’ reports, like those of Educational Psychologists, are accepted by Student Finance England, the Joint Council for Qualifications and professional examination boards as evidence in support of applications for funding, such as Disabled Students Allowance, or special arrangements for examinations.
In addition, as an experienced, practising specialist tutor, Christine brings to the assessment process a wide understanding of the difficulties and strengths people with dyslexia and dyspraxia experience in their work, studies and daily lives.
Christine is a member of PATOSS (Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific learning difficulties) and holds a current Assessment Practising Certificate. She is fully insured and has enhanced CRB Disclosure.
Christine says, "I began working with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning differences in 1999, after a number of years working in adult training. In addition to my private practice, I have been tutoring students with specific learning difficulties at the University of Sussex since 2005, and I am an assessor with the British Dyslexia Association."