Karen Barber SpLD APC (PATOSS) ambda ( bda) Specialist Dyslexia Assessor


About me


I have been a teacher for 30+ years, the last twenty years spent teaching learners with Specific Learning Difficulties or as I prefer to call them 'differences'.

 I hold a Post Graduate Diploma SpLD and an Assessment Practising Certificate (PATOSS). I am also an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association and as such I diagnose, assess and support students with Dyslexia.

AMBDA accredited teachers are recognised as Specialists in Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), qualified to conduct specialist diagnostic assessments; Exam Access Arrangements and to deliver individualised Teaching programmes to learners with Dyslexia/SpLD up to and including 18 years of age.

I am based in Bury, Lancashire, eight miles north of Manchester and I work within the North West ( Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Cheshire)

Qualifications and Accreditations
Professional Membership of the British Dyslexia Association AMBDA
Assessment Practising Certificate ( APC ) PATOSS
Post Graduate Diploma  (Level 7) SpLD Manchester Metropolitan University
Full Patoss Membership
Professional indemnity insurance
Current DBS certificate.

I use the Conquering Literacy Programme to support students learning.