Second Floor, 1-7 Woburn Walk, London WC1H 0JJ

General Enquires: 020 7388 8744

Assessments: 020 7383 3724


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Who we are

David McLoughlin Ph.D., AFBPsS, C.Psychol
David is a registered Educational and Occupational Psychologist who provides diagnostic assessments to dyslexic people of all ages, including children. He also provides career guidance for adolescents and adults. He is a visiting professor at the University of Buckingham, and has acted as an advisor to the British Dyslexia Association. David is a regular contributor to national and international dyslexia conferences and publications, and is the principal author of ‘Adult Dyslexia: Assessment, Counselling and Training’ (Whurr, 1994) and co-author of ‘The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes’ (Whurr, 2002), as well as 
McLoughlin, D. & Leather, C.A. (2013) The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes.  An Evidence-based Approach. London: BPS Blackwell.


Carol Leather BA Hons, PGCE, DipSpld, AMBDA, APC SpLD
Carol directs the educational and training activities of the Independent Dyslexia Consultants. She has particular expertise in providing advice to dyslexic individuals in the workplace and to their employers and trainers. Carol conducts one-to-one workplace skills sessions and work place assessments and works with students in further and higher education. She provides consultancy work, advising on provision of services, policy and reasonable adjustments. Carol is a contributor to national and international dyslexia conferences and publications, and is co-author of ‘The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes’ (Whurr, 2002), as well as 
McLoughlin, D. & Leather, C.A. (2013) The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes.  An Evidence-based Approach. London: BPS Blackwell.


Bernadette Kirwan Ph.D., PGCE, DipSpLD, Associate Member of The Association for Coaching
Bernadette is trained in language and literature teaching, and in cognitive-behavioural coaching techniques. She specialises in working with adults, providing skill development, IT support and coaching to university students and dyslexic individuals in the workplace, and in providing advice to employers. Bernadette conducts work skills evaluations and trainer assessments. She has a particular interest in people for whom English is a second language, and in dyspraxia.

Rosalind Owens MSc, PGCE, C.Psychol
Rosalind is an educational psychologist who provides assessments and advice for children, their parents and their teachers. In addition to her work with the Independent Dyslexia Consultants, she also visits schools and makes recommendations for intervention in education.

Sylvia Mackewn BA Hons, PGCE, Dip SpLD, AMBDA, APS SpLD
Sylvia works with students in further and 
higher education providing study skills strategies support.


Amanda Jones BA Hons, PGCE (FE), MA, MA/MSc, Cert SpLD

Amanda works with students in further and higher education providing study skills strategies support.


Alan Martin Ph.D. C.Psychol

Alan is Head of Psychology at Buckingham University and works as an associate with IDC providing diagnostic assessment for adults in Higher Education. Alan works with David and Carol within the Research in Adult Dyslexia (ReAD) centre at the University. Alan's interests also include other areas of education research such as children's science learning and conceptual change.


Further tuition and training is provided by visiting staff with specialist expertise in areas such as Information Technology. Please telephone us on 020 7388 8744 for details, alternatively email us info@dyslexia-idc.org

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