The Reading Doctor Canterbury

The Reading Doctor Canterbury

The Reading Doctor unlocks potential in struggling readers by removing barriers to learning.

Operating as usual


Last week we said goodbye to daddy 🀍 This photo is how I choose to remember him... Enjoying sharing a book with my little SΓ©, laughing because he could already turn the pages and point to the animals πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ’™

Daddy was always the 'maths man' in our house. We were directed to him with any tricky maths homework problems, and could be sure that he would bamboozle us with 'old' ways of doing it... which always turned out right!

He gave us every opportunity to achieve and become successful, for which I am so grateful. He will be greatly missed, but we take comfort in the knowledge that he is now reunited with mammy πŸͺ½πŸ€

Daddy wasn't one for taking much time off! But I'm going to take this week to spend time with my family πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§

The Reading Room will open again on Monday 7th August and I look forward to welcoming all my pupils back then to continue our summer reading sessions πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–

Thank you all for your kind words and understanding at this difficult time 🫢


Timeline photos 28/06/2023

We can't wait!!! πŸ€—

We are delighted to announce that The Reading Doctor will be exhibiting at Dyslexia Show 2024.

Find out more about our commercial opportunities by registering



⏰ Week beginning 17th July for 6️⃣ weeks;

Monday @ 9am
Monday @ 10am
Monday @ 1:45pm

Get in touch to secure your child's summer reading sessions β˜€οΈπŸ“–

Steph πŸ“ž 07534601922
βœ‰οΈ [email protected]


Just watch this! πŸ‘€ Here is Deborah, the founder of The Reading Doctor delivering our intervention, featured on ITV News!
..Incredibly proud to be part of this amazing team who help children all across the UK learn to read, grow in confidence and flourish as individuals 🫢


Errrrr... The English language is a tricky one isn't it??! πŸ€”

Not for this pupil! 😊 After exploring sounds and spellings on the alphabet arc, they took on the challenge of sorting words and spelling them in the correct category... A job well done!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Photos from The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira's post 19/06/2023

Thunder β›ˆοΈ lightening ⚑ and crazy heavy rain showers β˜” won't stop us having a wonderful start to the week here at The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira! πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’›


The enthusiasm from this boy is just something else πŸ€— I mean... Just look at that list of spellings!!!

This absolute star ⭐ didn't want to stop after a few and requested, 'More' and 'More' and 'MORE'!... So that's just what we did 😊


We're all a little 🌈 obsessed here at The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira at the moment! Here's a beautiful example of the trigraph 'ure' in action during one of yesterday's sunny sessions β˜€οΈ


🀩 Just look at what my superstar pupil was awarded at school!! She was delighted to bring it along to show me πŸ₯³

Reading, writing and spelling is incorporated into each session here and it's always amazing when progress starts to show in The Reading Room, at home and in school 🀩

A huge well done!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


🌈 Rainbow suffix work from yesterday still on my whiteboard this morning, made me smile when I walked in 😊 🌈
.. πŸ‘€And check out that perfect spelling of beautiful! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

Photos from The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira's post 23/04/2023

⚠️ Intruder in The Reading Room!! ⚠️
Caught red-handed... engrossed in the dictionary and thesaurus 😊


That Friday Feeling πŸ₯³

I received this message from a parent during the week and it made me smile 😊

❀️ Love it when it all starts to come together and I LOVE that everyone is getting to see this little superstar shine πŸŒŸπŸ“–


Making reading meaningful πŸ’‘πŸ“–

This is a perfect little snapshot of a wonderful session that brought word work, spelling, reading and writing together ⭐

The letter 'g' that makes the /j/ sound explored in the word 'giant', practised in spelling other words and brought to life in the story of Finn McCool πŸ‘Œ So much packed in πŸ˜…... SO MUCH fun had!!

Photos from The Reading Doctor's post 15/04/2023

Deborah, our fantastic founder did an amazing job promoting the brand today at The Franchise Show ExCeL London 🀩


Parent Approved! βœ… ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ βœ…

It's just so wonderful to receive feedback like this 🀩

This boy came to me with the goal of being able to read novels 'like his friends' and he left me doing just that! πŸ₯³ He's now a confident, independent reader... My work here is done! 😊


Love hearts for sound buttons πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™ ... A perfect way to get back to 'normal' in The Reading Room after the Easter break πŸ’›

What fantastic trigraph 'igh' spelling from this creative little reader earlier today!


When you receive this photo from a parent on International Woman's Day... A little leaked water bottle issue, but this is me and I am truly honoured! 😍


I can always rely on this super enthusiastic pupil to make me smile! 😁 πŸ“–

And the answer is of course YES... we can definitely read a novel and continue it each week πŸ“–πŸ˜Š


πŸ’› How I've spent World Book Day so far... big fan of Eric Hill!
Hope the morning dress up wasn't too stressful 🀯 and you all have a wonderful day celebrating the books and characters you love πŸ“–


My pupil's progress... the BEST form of advertisement ⭐

I received an enquiry call from a parent today who told me this little story when I asked how she had heard about me... So PROUD! 😊


OH HEY! Orange Book Band! 🧑
Saturday morning off to a great start here in The Reading Room 😊
This is this little star's FIFTH certificate since he started back in October and he's off to a party to celebrate today! πŸŽ‰




Both mum and I couldn't be prouder of this young man!
⭐ of the week for brilliant reading at school... Look at that smile!!! 😁

Hope you are all having a lovely half term break 😊


I πŸ’› when special little visitors come along to join in on our sessions here at The Reading Room! πŸ¦„πŸ±

This little one loved seeing the terrific spelling of the 'th' grapheme within words and even helped us spot some of these words in our reading ... A super cute AND helpful guest 😊

Photos from The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira's post 09/02/2023

πŸ’­ I just love when a book inspires a reader! 🎨

πŸ‘€ Look at what one of my very talented pupils visualised, then created after reading all about how special effects teams make monsters for film and TV! 🀩

Timeline photos 06/02/2023

It's so important for our mental health that we connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.

The theme encourages an inclusive approach to making meaningful connections for all during Children's Mental Health week, and beyond.

Below are some great ways to support and encourage your child's mental health from Parenting NI πŸ‘‡πŸ‘

It’s , supporting your child’s mental health, especially talking to them about looking after their mental health, can be challenging. Here are eight steps you can take to support your child’s mental health.


When you get evicted from The Reading Room because someone has a 'secret message' to create... and you come back in to this! πŸ₯°


It's always amazing when parents see the positive impact reading has on their child πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–

I'm so privileged to do this job and provide this service to families here in Northern Ireland ❀️

So if you are reading this and thinking this intervention could benefit your child, get in touch πŸ“ž πŸ’¬πŸ’»βœ‰οΈ


My heart might burst! πŸ₯Ήβ€οΈ


✏️ Planning time while my little man naps 😴

βœ… Prepped, ready and looking forward to my Saturday morning sessions tomorrow 😊

Photos from MurchΓΊ Movement's post 19/01/2023

Get yourselves signed up folks! πŸ’ͺπŸ‹οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ


πŸŒ¨οΈβ„οΈ Snowy scenes in Moira calls for snowy-themed stories for today's pupils! β„οΈπŸŒ¨οΈ


??! Here's a favourite little mnemonic of ours here at The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira to help you out 😊

Using mnemonics is just one of the ways we help our pupils remember 'tricky' spellings. This one is from our fantastic little 'Tricky Word Tricks' resource created by our own Reading Doctors β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’™


This creative Reading Doctor pupil loved working on a wonderful story map after reading a short chapter book at the weekend πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–πŸ’™

Story maps πŸ—ΊοΈ are such a great way to;

⭐ Improve comprehension of narrative text,
⭐ Provide a framework for identifying the elements of a story,
⭐ Help pupils capture and organise information and ideas efficiently, and
⭐ Help pupils to develop a deeper understanding of how stories work, which can be applied to other texts.

This pupil was super proud of his map and couldn't wait to use it to retell the story to mum on the way home πŸ€—πŸ’¬


πŸ‘€ Just look at the progress made by this little superstar reader!! 🌟

And it's not just me that's noticed the difference here in The Reading Room...

In his mum's own words, 'He's flying now and just wants to spell and read words all the time!"

Success!! πŸ₯³


Me and my little helper on our way to the Post Office to deliver a reading certificate to a very special online learner βœ‰οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

Happy Friday everyone!

Fresh Minds Education


So many school leaders are prioritising reading in their schools and reaching out to the Reading Doctors for specialised support... Could your school be next???!

Northern Ireland School Leaders GET IN TOUCH to find out more πŸ“–


πŸ‘€ This slot won't be around for long!! πŸ‘€

Get in touch now if you feel your child would benefit from bespoke one to one specialist reading, spelling and comprehension support πŸ“–

πŸ“ž Steph 07534601922
πŸ“© [email protected]


Happy New Year to all my lovely families, pupils, colleagues and friends from The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira πŸŽ‰
Wishing a wonderful 2023 to you all ❀️

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Videos (show all)

Saturday is a busy day here in The Reading Room! Today this little learner realised just how much she has learned in our...
A lovely little reading buddy joined us in the Reading Room today 😊#readingfun #readingbuddy #Moira #belfast #readingtut...
Would you believe me if I told you that this progress has happened in only 6 SESSIONS for this absolute 🌟superstar🌟 pupi...
A lovely, sunny β˜€οΈ snapshot of one of my superstar 🌟 pupils getting to grips with the 'or' digraph... They are beginning...
πŸ“– At The Reading Doctor the mental health of our pupils is paramount. Often it has been negatively impacted by their str...
Comprehension; when the reader makes sense of what they readπŸ’‘  Good comprehension is vital if reading is to have a purpo...
Pupil voice from the weekend... What more could I want?! πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ“’#thereadingdoctors #lovereading #northernireland #belfast #...
Which step is your child on?  Using quality resources and bespoke tuition let the Reading Doctor turn the β€œI can’t read”...
Final call for summer reading slots!!! β°πŸŒžπŸ“’Get in touch today to secure one of my few remaining slots for your child πŸ“žπŸ“¨#s...
Delighted to start the week off by sharing this wonderful ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ parent review!These two boys have made amazing progress ...
Thank you to everyone who came to talk to us at the Lisburnlovinglocal expo over the weekend πŸ™‚ We had the pleasure to me...
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Tuesday 4pm - 7pm
Wednesday 3pm - 7:30pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
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