Sue Morgan works at HADC as a Helen Arkell Specialist Assessor, usually assessing children and young people up to the age of 16 years.
Sue first arrived at HADC in 2009, interested in finding out more about dyslexia as two of her children had been diagnosed as dyslexic and their difficulties were becoming more apparent at secondary school. She loved her introductory course and qualified as a Specialist Teacher and Assessor just over two years later, becoming the overall prizewinner in her year and receiving a distinction from Helen Arkell for her excellence of work throughout the course. She was delighted to be asked to come back as a HASA as it meant she did not have to say goodbye.
Sue also works three days a week at a girls’ secondary school, supporting dyslexic and dyspraxic girls with study skills and aspects of the curriculum, and dealing with access arrangements. Since she has been there she has enjoyed developing multisensory resources for a number of different subjects to improve the girls’ understanding and help with revision. Chemistry and French verbs are areas where girls often ask for support, but perhaps Sue’s greatest challenge was helping someone to learn Mandarin!