Advice From Experts

Georgia Ryan, wearing a blue jumper and smiling.

Georgia Ryan

Georgia Ryan is a student and Youth Ambassador for the Dyslexia Mid North Coast in New South Wales, Australia. Georgia was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia in her last year of primary school. Since then, she has become a passionate campaigner, petitioning for the inclusion of a compulsory module on learning difficulties for all teachers. Georgia is a creative musician and a formidable global advocate raising positive awareness for people with dyslexia.

  • Georgia Ryan was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia in her last year of primary (middle) school. Since then, she has become an inspiration to dyslexic children worldwide.
  • Georgia Ryan's advice for dyslexic teens regarding exams, standardised testing, and assistive tech.
Tiffany James, wearing a white shirt and smiling in professional photograph.

Tiffany James

  • CSLT, Language and Literacy Specialist
  • Director of Educational Development at Nessy Learning
  • Educational Consultant, Dyslexia Specialist, Reading Specialist, Certified Dyslexia Tutor, Qualified Dyslexia Specialist Assessor, BDA Dyslexia Accredited level 3 and Dyscalculia level 2.
  • Tiffany is the author of the What I Need book, empowering children and parents by providing the knowledge they need to self-advocate.
  • This is a shocking statistic and one that should be sending chills down our spines. How could the educational system have possibly degraded to this level? What is being done, or not done that is contributing to so many illiterate children?
  • What does a dyslexic child need from their teachers to succeed? This book empowers children with the knowledge they need to self-advocate. Written by Tiffany James.
Mike Jones, wearing a blue shirt and smiling in professional photograph.

Mike Jones

  • Sp.L.D. RSA, LLB.
  • Founder and CEO Nessy Learning
  • Director Bristol Dyslexia Centre
  • Dyslexic and Specialist Teacher
  • After studying law, Mike retrained as a dyslexia specialist and taught for ten years at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre.
  • Mike is the author of all the Nessy programs, website articles, public speaking, teacher training and the Amazon number one best selling book Dyslexia Explained.
  • A dyslexia screener should not be confused with a test that measures students grade levels like DIBELS and FAST. These tests will identify students who have fallen behind, but not the reasons why.
  • Number 1 Amazon Best Seller. This ebook version is free! The Nessy founder and author, Mike Jones, wanted a simple and quick way for educators, parents and children to understand dyslexia.
Pat Jones, smiling while stood in front of the notice board in Belgrave School.

Pat Jones OBE

Pat is the founder and principal of the Bristol Dyslexia Centre, an independent teaching and assessment centre for all ages. She is also the founder of the Belgrave School, providing full time schooling for children aged 7 – 16 years with specific learning difficulties.

Pat devised her own structured system for teaching dyslexics, which has proved to be highly successful. The complete learning program Nessy Reading and Spelling and many supporting, interactive program are readily available online so anyone, anywhere in the world, can experience the advantage of learning with Pat’s methods.

  • Pat travelled to the US to train in Orton-Gillingham and broaden her knowledge. This, combined with the training in England, gave her new insight into multisensory structured teaching, combined with memorable strategies for study.
  • The Dyslexia Trust is a not-for profit dyslexia charity based in Bristol. They give direct support to children with dyslexia around the world and 100% of money raised goes to helping children.
Manobina Chakraborty, sat down in a classroom wearing a sari.

Manobina Chakraborty 

The founder of i for inclusion, a global support service for neurodivergent children and young people and their families. Manobina is an award-winning Inclusive Education Consultant (K-12), based in Gujarat, India. She is a certified Special Educational Needs expert and a Counsellor with nearly two decades of experience in the field.

Her area of specialization is autism spectrum disorder, and she is certified to support children and young people with dyslexia. She has huge experience in teaching and providing therapeutic interventions to children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

Blessing Ingyape, wearing a black sweater while stood in front of an orange background in a professional photograph.

Blessing Ingyape

Blessing Ingyape is an International certified special needs Educator and Dyslexia coach; the founder, Dyslexia Help Africa. She holds a certification from the C.A.D.E.T Academy which covers the 13 disabilities mentioned in the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). 

Her passion is helping kids with specific learning difficulties. Over the years she has made great progress working with these kids and their families. As one about paying it forward, she also trains teachers and consults for schools to achieve the same results. She currently consults for Dewdrops Community Centre for Special Needs. A top special needs centre in the city of Abuja Nigeria.

Blessing's mantra is that there are no limits, every child can learn.

  • Read the story of 5 year old Shola. Blessing Ingyape, of Dyslexia Help Africa, describes the remarkable effects of intervening in the first years of school.
Christopher Woodin, wearing a red shirt and smiling.

Christopher Woodin, Ed.M.

Christopher Woodin, Ed.M., is a specialist in the fields of mathematics and learning disabilities. He has been with Landmark School since 1986 where he is the Math Department Head and holds the Ammerman Chair of Mathematics. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chris has published several articles, including a recent one through the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity and is the author and director of WoodinMath.com.

  • Does your child have difficulty with memorizing times tables and recalling addition and subtraction facts quickly. Dyscalculia affects up to 6% of children.
Lola Aneke, wearing a purple shirt and smiling for a professional photograph.

Lola Aneke

MAT SpED BCTS BCCS Executive Director C.A.D.E.T. Academy

Lola Aneke is a certified special and inclusive educator with a practising license from North Carolina in the United States. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the Comprehensive Autism and related Disabilities Education and Training Academy, known as the C.A.D.E.T. Academy.

She has taught children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), speech and communication disorders, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other related disabilities in the United States and Nigeria. 

  • Autism is a complex developmental disorder that typically appears during the first three years of life. This disability has the potential to delay normal development in children.
Neil MacKay, in a shirt and tie whilst standing and teaching in front of a whiteboard.

Neil MacKay

Neil is a freelance consultant and trainer who created the concept of ‘Dyslexia Friendly Schools’. He is an experienced teacher who has taught for over two decades, working with children through a wide range of ages, needs, and abilities. He is the CEO of Action Dyslexia Training & Consultancy an is known for his ability to bring the classroom into his training. Providing lively, entertaining and thought provoking opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants to reflect on and develop their practice. His audiences particularly appreciate his ability to offer workable responses to a range of learning needs, including ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and Dyspraxia, in ways which meet diverse learning needs without affecting the work of the rest of the class.