Val has been teaching children with SLD for nearly 30 years, becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher looking at Communication and Behaviour.
She was fortunate to have worked with Dave Hewett and to have contributed to his book on Intensive Interaction.
Now retired, Val still works with adults who have learning difficulties and works as a consultant, training teachers who are new to Special Education.
She believes in inspiring awe and wonder and bringing an element of magic into the classroom in order to engage with the students.
Val divides her time between writing, theatre, grandchildren, gardening, bird watching and singing!