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Mary Mountstephen MA (SEN) is a U.K. based learning differences consultant, with a background that spans over 30 years of working in a range of school settings. These include roles as Headteacher of 2 primary schools, director of a learning development centre at a major independent preparatory school and school governor. She is known for……

She is a respected international expert and consultant in the field of learning differences such as dyslexia and Dyspraxia, with a focus on early years and primary settings. She is a popular presenter at international conferences , as well as supporting international focus groups.

Mary Mountstephen has developed, over many years, a particular interest in researching and developing ways of addressing learning differences that draw on  the role of rhythm and motor skills in contributing to inclusive intervention programmes. This has led to her involvement as consultant to various organisations and institutions, providing insights, advice and direct staff training.

Mary Mountstephen works with a range of  organisations associated with early learning and the role of motor skills in contributing to inclusive programmes, providing insights, research and on-going contributions to projects. 

She holds post-graduate qualifications, and doctoral experience, and is published in academic journals, professional association and parent-focused publications.



A Place for Learning

Researching and Writing

Mary Mountstephen provides consultancy in the field of learning differences and support  to:

  • Early years settings 

  • Childminders 

  • Homeschoolers

  • Settings covering the age range 3-9

  • Companies providing services to these settings


Examples of Support: 

Example 1

Mary is currently working with a Swiss based company developing innovative approaches to dyslexia and dyscalculia. She advises the team on fine-tuning the content for the U.K. market.

Example 2

She is acting as consultant to a U.K. based company producing a new training programme for early years practitioners, that provides training in physical activity, linked to learning readiness

Example 3

She is the lead adviser for learning differences, inclusion and early years for  a new international school in Cyprus 



Learning from Each Other

Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, all modules are under revision to enable their delivery on-line.

Course 1: Move to Learn: Ten Gems For the Brain: A structured 10 step, floor-based movement approach to developing cognitive-motor skills

Course 2: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD: Support for Music Teachers Through the MASTER system

Course 3: Toe By Toe: A Highly Structured Multi-Sensory Approach to Reading 



Mary Mountstephen has regularly contributed to international conferences for The Dyslexia Association of Singapore, academic institutions in Poland, Italy and Cyprus and conferences for school practitioners in physical education in Germany.

She has presented on the following topics:

Cognitive-Motor Approaches to Dyslexia/ Specific Learning Differences in Early Years and Primary Settings

Exploring the Contribution of Motor Activities to Intervention Programmes

Rhythm, Timing and Dyslexia: Strategies for Music Teachers 

Control, Rhythm and Tempo: Fun Activities to Support More Effective Early Learning



‘It’s such a wonderful and comprehensive course: I’ve learnt a lot’. ( U.K. Pre-Preparatory  School training day on rhythm, movement and classroom learning.)

‘Great course, well-paced and brimming with information. Very related to the needs of our school’. ( Cyprus whole school training day: Inclusion).

‘This course really open my eyes and brighten up my brain’. ( Hong Kong training day, Music, dyslexia and young students).




©2020 by Mary Mountstephen.