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Susan Zurawski has been a specialist in teaching students with significant challenges for 20 years. She is currently teaching with the Chignecto Central School Board in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has a Masters Degree in Severe/Profound Special Education from Boston College and a Masters Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University specialising in education for Diverse Learners.1 Articles

Sarah Marks has been the Director of Education at MyCognition for a year. She is an advocate of a skills-based approach to learning and has presented at various events about the importance of cognitive health in education. Previously, she worked for Service Children’s Education as a primary school teacher specialising in science, special educational needs and working with autistic students.1 Articles

Dr Elizabeth McClelland is the developer of the Move4words literacy programme and ran a private practice supporting children with SEN until 2009. She is an educational consultant, an academic visitor at the Department of Physiology, Oxford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.1 Articles

Sam Flatman is an outdoor learning specialist and an Educational Consultant for Pentagon Play. Sam has been designing school playground equipment for the past 10 years and has a passion for outdoor education. He believes that outdoor learning is an essential part of child development, which should be integrated into the school curriculum at every opportunity. @samflatman1 Articles

Rebecca Garratt is headteacher of Wyre Forest School, Kidderminster.1 Articles

Sandra Thistlethwaite, is a qualified specialist speech and language therapist (SSLT) with over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of AAC and AT. She currently works for Inclusive Technology where, as well as contributing to other software titles and products, she created and designed the Inclusive Eye Gaze Learning Curve and eyeMouse Play.1 Articles

Pete Sparkes is Artistic Director of Drake Music Scotland, the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities.1 Articles

Andrew Sutton was once a psychologist, advocate for children’s and parents’ rights and student of Soviet education. In the 1980s he created awareness of Conductive Education in the UK and then helped spread this overseas. He also chaired the Editorial Board of the UK magazine Special Children. He now blogs, publishes, and still hopes for better times.1 Articles

Carol Allen is an Advisory Teacher ICT and SEND/Inclusion in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She is a regular presenter at conferences including ATiA.1 Articles

Carolyn Blackburn has worked in a range of educational settings from early years to secondary and in both mainstream and special education. She has co-authored two books and numerous articles on FASD and given lectures about FASD to education, health and social care professionals, nationally and internationally.1 Articles