The services offered by Dyslexia Lincs are provided by Melanie Stephenson, a fully qualified specialist teacher/assessor with wide experience of working with dyslexic young people in both primary and secondary settings, and of assessing students for Disabled Students’ Allowance [DSA].
Trained as a junior/secondary teacher at the University of London, Melanie qualified with the Certificate in Education [QTS], followed by a BA [Hons] degree in Professional Studies [Education] from Bath Spa University. Deciding to specialise in working with young people with dyslexia and related SpLDs, Melanie subsequently gained the OCR Level 5 Certificate in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties [Dyslexia] at the West of England Psychology Services Centre, followed later by the OCR Level 7 Diploma in Teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties from The University of Northampton.
An associate member of the British Dyslexia Association [BDA], Melanie is certified by the BDA to teach and assess those with dyslexia [AMBDA]. She is a full member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties [Patoss] and holds an Assessment Practising Certificate [APC] authorising her to provide diagnostic assessments for Disabled Students’ Allowance [DSA]. Melanie also holds professional membership of The Dyslexia Guild [part of Dyslexia Action].
Melanie holds enhanced DBS [formerly CRB] clearance issued by the Government’s Disclosure and Barring Service. Her current role as Deputy Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in a large secondary school ensures that she is fully up to date with current practices and requirements, and is able to advise parents regarding all areas of support for pupils with dyslexia and related specific learning difficulties.
- Consultation on all aspects of Dyslexia and related SpLDs
- Dyslexia Screening
- Dyslexia Assessment
- Assessment for Access Arrangements
- Assessment for Disabled Students’ Allowance [DSA]
- Specialist Dyslexia Tuition
Full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances are held in relation to these services.
Melanie Stephenson | BA [Hons] | CertEd | QTS | OCR DipSpLD | APC [Patoss] | AMBDA | MDG
Patoss APC No: 500001929-IF6549
DBS Certificate No: 001555857740 [Enhanced]