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I am Caris Stoller, a Dyslexia Teacher and Assessor with significant knowledge about dyslexia, built over more than ten years working with students of all ages from 7 to 27 years old and beyond. I have a Masters (Level 7) qualification in Teaching and Assessing for Dyslexia and a current Practising Certificate issued by my professional body, PATOSS.
I work mainly in Hampshire, but also in Berkshire and Surrey.
I work privately with individual students looking for a diagnosis or study advice, as well as closely with a number of schools and colleges, to provide their Access Arrangement assessments.
This site is intended as a place where I can provide some of the information and advice I have developed over the last few years to support students with dyslexia, their parents and their teachers.
If you are interested in a diagnostic assessment, or want to know about how schools provide Access Arrangements in public exams, look at the Assessment pages of this site or email me via the Contact Me page.
If you are school or college looking for support to complete Access Arrangement testing for your students, look at the page for Schools or email me via the Contact Me page.
If you simply want to learn more about Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) and how students with them can be supported at different levels of education: how you could change the way you study for the better or how you could create parent-child informal activities to bolster learning, read the pages on this site you are most interested in.
My background is in language and communication. Prior to becoming a Dyslexia Teacher and Assessor, I was a Corporate Communications specialist delivering face to face and written communications for companies and charities, and before that, I gained my honours degree in Modern Languages.
I worked for a large dyslexia charity before becoming independent, delivering 1-2-1 multi-sensory teaching, managing other specialist teachers, completing diagnostic assessments and raising awareness among the community. As a SEN Parent Governor in both a Primary and Secondary School for four years, I learned about schools from a management and organisational point of view.