Kath trained as an English first and second language teacher at Rhodes University and taught for a year in South Africa before spending the next decade teaching Special Educational Needs in mainstream schools in London.
While in London, Kath worked with children aged 11 to 16 with a range of special needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ADD, emotional behavioural difficulties and language delays. She also encountered Aspergers syndrome, Down’s Syndrome, a series of complex medical needs and mild cerebral palsy. Her areas of expertise include specialist exercises for pupils with spatial awareness and motor skills problems, numeracy problems, literacy problems, running a life skills course for 15 and 16 year olds. She also assessed students’ needs in order to design suitable programs of work and for access arrangements for national exams. Added to this Kath was responsible for liaising with outside agencies such as social services, psychologists, youth offending teams, parents and doctors.
Kath has recently returned to South Africa where she is working at a school for pupils with Special Educational Needs.
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