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michael lowresQualifications. 

BSc (Hons) 1984

MSc 1986

MCIM (Member Chartered Institute of Marketing 1990)

PGCE 1994  

Advanced Diploma Special Education (2000)

Advanced Diploma Hearing Impairment (2008)

MEd (2012)

Member International Reading Association (2012)

I have been teaching for over twenty years. I started my career in marketing and  business in London in the 1980's. During this time, I developed management training courses for the British Council's overseas English Language Teaching Centres. I discovered my interest in teaching and training at this time and as a result of this experience, I retrained in the early 1990's.


  • In the early phase of my career I worked with Reading Recovery. Since then I have developed my interest in special education and supporting literacy in both the school and home environment and have undertaken every opportunity for professional development and training. This culminated recently with the award of an MEd in literacy intervention by Action Research at Birmingham University (2012).


  • I started Dyslexia Coaching Ireland in 2003 and have supported a large number of children and their families during this time. I have seen and experienced first hand the importance of; thorough diagnostic assessments, evidence based materials, motivating texts, non-reading interventions (some), and the power of online reading programs. I have also seen the importance of supporting and empowering parents in this area. I have seen first hand what works for children and their families.


  • The Reading Fluently Pathway has been developed out of this experience and its aim is to bring together everything in a way that can be more easily accessed by children and their families.  Our programs can now also be accessed by a wider breadth of people using our online portal and via small group coaching.

I hope you find the information helpful. Please contact me by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 085 1086993 if you have any questions or comments.


Michael Wood

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