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Dr Michael Thomson

Hello,
I am the Director of East Court Assessments (www.eastcourtassessment.co.uk)  01843 869357.

We consist of 2 assessing Psychologists (Amanda Cannan and myself. Amanda is also a specialist teacher with a practising assessing certificate and AMBDA) and a Speech and Language Therapist who can do assessments too.

We undertake all forms of educational and psychological assessments for a variety of Specific and other learning difficulties. Prior to setting up East Court Assessment, I was Principal of East Court, a school for dyslexic children. Although we provide an Educational Psychology service we pride ourselves on out links to teaching and subsequent recommendations in our report.

I am  a Chartered Psychologist and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professional Council. I have a current certificate as an educational psychologist (PYL21 484).  I am a Fellow of the International Academy of Learning Difficulties, a member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology within the British Psychological Society, an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Applied Child Psychology at the University of Kent.

I have published extensively including three major textbooks:

THOMSON M. E. (1984, 1989, 1990), Developmental Dyslexia: Its Nature, Assessment and Remediation. 1st 2nd and 3rd Editions, Whurr/Wiley Blackwell London.,
THOMSON M. E. & WATKINS E. J. (1990, 1998), Dyslexia: A Teaching Handbook.  Whurr/Wiley , London. 1st and 2nd editions
THOMSON M.E. (2001, 2009) The Psychology of Dyslexia:, Whurr, London (2nd edition 2009, published by Wiley/Blackwell Chichester)

I have also published numerous academic papers and book chapters on theoretical  issues as well as the assessment and diagnosis of specific learning difficulties.

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