MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
is pleased to announce
A DAY WITH THE EXPERTS
Dr Steve Chinn, Dr Tilly Mortimore & Malcolm Litten
Dyslexia, Language & Mathematics in the Mainstream School
Date: 13 March 2015
Prof Steve Chinn, PhD, FRSA, who received his PhD in Applied Physics, has been working with students with dyslexia for over three decades. He has headed specialist schools in the UK and the USA, where he was rated as a Master Teacher by Maryland State, and studied at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, before returning to the UK to set up his own specialist school for dyslexic students. Mark College received a number of awards, including Beacon School Status and the Independent Schools’ Association’s ‘Award for Excellence’.
Dr Tilly Mortimore (Senior Lecturer in Inclusion and SPLD/Dyslexia at Bath Spa University, UK). Following twenty years working with learners with dyslexia in a range of educational contexts, running the Hornsby Distance Learning SpLD post-graduate courses and completing her PhD, Dr Mortimore joined Southampton University to work on the SpLD courses in 2004 where she set up and ran a popular Masters programme in SpLD/Dyslexia training teachers in the specialist dyslexia skills leading to AMBDA. Having completed a large scale research project exploring dyslexia in learners with English as an additional language, she currently researches dyslexia, multilingualism and inclusion, acts as consultant to international specialist dyslexia course providers and lectures in a range of international educational and training contexts. She has written extensively on various aspects of SpLD/Dyslexia and inclusion, apart from authoring two books: ‘Dyslexia and Learning Style’ (which is in its second edition) and, with Jane Dupree, ‘Supporting Learners with SpLD/Dyslexia in the Secondary Classroom’.
Malcolm Litten, B.A. (Hons); Dip. Ed.; M.Phil (Special Needs); AMBDA, served as English Teacher/Head of English at Mark College under its founder Dr Steve Chinn for over twenty years. He developed an interest in Information Technology very early on, recognising the importance of computer support in working with students with dyslexia. Since the early 90’s he has experimented with text-to-speech technology and ClickReader, predictive typing software, talking word processors and handwriting recognition software and explored the value of concept mapping software for learners with dyslexia.
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