I am a writer and freelance journalist with a keen interest in all aspects of special needs from dyslexia to physical disabilities, deafness to mental health issues, and the ways in which technology can level the playing field for young people who struggle in school, college or the workplace.

In the past, I have been a teacher, a lecturer in further education, the Open University and Workers’ Educational Association, and have worked for many charities and government agencies.

Now I write for various national newspapers and magazines about disabilities, education and ICT.

I am also author of several books, most recently Brilliant Ideas for using ICT in the Inclusive Classroom for Routledge, and How to Help your Dyslexic and Dyspraxic Child for Crimson Publishing.