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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
Mary Mountstephen provides consultancy in the field of learning differences and support to:
Early years settings
Settings covering the age range 3-9
Companies providing services to these settings
Examples of Support:
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.
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
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