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MA Education
PG Diploma Spld (AMBDA)
Practicing Certificate (PATOSS)


Amanda Kelland has worked in Special Education for over fifteen years, and has specialised in working with pupils with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia). She previously worked for Bridgend Local Authority’s Inclusion Service managing a team of SEN advisory teachers and supporting schools in their SEN provision. Amanda was previously Programme Leader for the SEN professional development modules (LEAP) run in partnership with the South East Wales Consortium, formerly known as ESIS. Amanda is currently Pathway Leader for the Masters in Special Educational Needs (MA SEN) and leads the MA Modules on Specific Learning Difficulties (AMBDA). Amanda is also Pathway Leader and a member of the ‘flying faculty’ for the delivery of the MA SEN validated by the University of South Wales for the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS). She has a Practicing Certificate and clinical expertise in assessment for dyslexia and is Vice Chair for the Board of Trustees for the charity Dyslexia Cymru based at Trinity, Carmarthen.


Member of Professional Association of Teachers of Specific Learning difficulties (PATOSS)
Affiliated Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Research Expertise or Interest * Early intervention of literacy difficulties.
Pan Wales benchmarking of Local Authority assessment, provision and monitoring for pupils with dyslexia
Life experiences of adults with dyslexia


Research Supervision:

Amanda is currently supervising a large number of students who are mainly conducting research in the field of dyslexia as part of the MA SEN programme.

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