Margaret has worked in education and therapy settings for over 30 years. She is a qualified play and creative arts therapist, interactive music specialist, trainer and author. (Approaches to Communication, 2002 Routledge, and in 2012, Using Playful Practice to Communicate with Special Children, Fulton/Nasen)
Margaret’s passion is playful, multi-sensory, musical, interactive activities devised to develop cognitive and social communication skills.
A deeply spiritual person with a keen interest in the natural world, Margaret is above all, a playful practitioner, with a never ending quest to discover playful ways to make the pmld/sld curriculum more developmentally appropriate, engaging and relevant.
Exciting partnerships include: Institute of Education ‘Sounds of Intent’ Project (practitioner working party); Co-authored chapter with Dr Debby Watson ‘Supporting playfulness in learners with SLD/PMLD: going beyond the ordinary’ Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (2015).
In ‘real life’ Margaret is a very proud mum and grandma. Margaret runs potting days for a growing number of volunteers who come to enjoy potting, chatting and a free lunch in Prenplants beautiful rural setting.