LDA Meet the Experts

Meet Our Experts

We work closely with a team of respected professionals, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with children with various SEN conditions, from dyslexia and dyscalculia to dyspraxia, ADHD and autism.

Lois Addy

Lois Addy

Lois is an independent SEND trainer with over 30 years experience.

Find her latest book How To... Identify and Overcome Handwriting Difficulties online.

Lynn Mccann

Lois Addy

Lynn heads a team of specialist teachers who deliver autism advice and training. She has worked as a mainstream teacher, early years lecturer and SENCO

Find her new book How To... Support Pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition in Primary School.

Dr Melanie Forster

Lois Addy

Melanie is a dual-qualified consultant clinical psychologist and teacher with extensive experience working with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

She is the author of How to... enhance the mental health and emotional wellbeing of primary children with SEN.

Kate Ruttle

Lois Addy

Kate is a SENCO and primary deputy head. She is a Lead Practitioner for Inclusion and delivers training in the UK and Internationally.

She is the series editor for Target Ladders and they can be found here.

Mark Hill

Lois Addy

Mark is a specialist teacher for children with autism and complex needs, working across primary and secondary schools.

His latest book is Target Ladders: Visual Perception.


Alison Schroeder

Lois Addy

Alison is a dual-qualified speech and language therapist and primary school teacher. She runs her own private clinic for pupils with social and communication difficulties.

Find out more about her bestselling Socially Speaking Game and Book.

Celia Stone

Lois Addy

Celia has many years' experience running  a dyslexia unit and is the director of Irlen Centre North East where she diagnoses Irlen syndrome, a visual perception difficulty.

She is the co-author of the Beat Dyslexia range, all available online.

David Moseley

Lois Addy

David is a former English teacher, educational psychologist and academic.

He is the author of the bestselling Ace Spelling range.

Jim Carrington

Lois Addy

Jim Carrington is an award-winning children's author and the Inclusion Manager at a mainstream primary school in London.

His new series of 'Otis The Robot' books help teach social skills to children with ASC.