Dr. Gavin Reid an educational psychologist based in Vancouver, Canada. He was also visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada and is currently a consultant on learning disabilities at the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) in Kuwait and a consultant with Global Education Consultancies, the Institute for Child Education and Psychology (Europe) and the Open University in the UK. He was a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007. He wrote and developed the first Masters course on dyslexia in the UK in 1993 which became the basis for the Open University course Difficulties in Literacy Development. He has been a consultant for the OU since 1999.
He is a co-founder and director to the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire. He has made over 800 conference and seminar presentations in over 65 countries including Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, United States, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iceland, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Croatia, Ljubljana, Estonia, Greece, Cyprus, Thailand, Austria, Slovenia, Malta, Israel, Egypt, Gambia, Canada, Dubai, Kuwait, Spain and Hungary.
He has currently 25 books in print in the area of teacher education in the field of dyslexia, literacy, learning styles and motivation and classroom management. Many of his books are used as course texts in courses throughout the UK and in many other countries. These include: Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook (4th Edition) (Wiley 2009), Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents (2004, Wiley), Dyslexia and Inclusion (2005), Motivating Learners in the Classroom: Ideas and Strategies (2007) and Learning Styles and Inclusion (2005). He is the co-author with Shannon Green of 100 Ideas for supporting pupils with Dyslexia and Dyslexia: A Teaching Assistants Handbook. A number of his books have been translated into Arabic, Polish, French, Italian and Greek.
He is also the co-author of a computer aided diagnostic assessment and profiling procedures (Special Needs Assessment Profile - SNAP) which has received three national award commendations and was winner of the Special Needs Category at the NASEN/TES book awards in Birmingham, UK in March 2006.
He has been invited to be external examiner at fifteen universities worldwide for PhD candidates and masters courses. He was a member of the British Dyslexia Association Teacher Training Accreditation Board from 1996-2007 and was overseas patron for the Learning and Behaviour Charitable Trust in New Zealand. He is the international consultant for the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors and advisor to the IDA board (BC Branch) and consultant to the parent’s organisation – All Special Kids (ASK) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Gavin Reid uses his experiences as a teacher, educational psychologist, researcher, university lecturer and most importantly as a parent in his work.