About Us

Here are more details about the professionals who are running this course and links to their individual CV’s.

Professor Amanda Kirby MBBS MRCGP PhD
Professor of Developmental Disorders in Education and Medical Director of The Dyscovery Centre based at the University of Wales, Newport.

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Sally Scott-Roberts MEd DipCOT FHEA
Occupational Therapist and Senior Lecturer in Developmental Disorders at the School of Education, University of Wales, Newport.

Course lecturers include:

Professor David Sugden

Internationally renowned expert in Developmental Co-ordination Disorder and author of the Movement ABC-2 test.

Professor Ian Smythe
Psychologist and internationally renowned expert in Dyslexia and multilingualism. He also has extensive expertise in the use of ICT in developmental disorders.

Other contributors will include professionals who are practising and experienced in child and adolescent psychiatry, physiotherapy, educational and clinical psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy.

Additional international guest lecturers will provide expert input to the course with online discussions and lectures to ensure different international contexts are considered