The Reading Doctor Canterbury

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

Operating as usual


Treated to this little goodie bag at Newingate School this morning πŸ₯°

What a great way to start the week!

Photos from The Reading Doctor Canterbury's post 09/09/2023

❀️ Thank you and goodbye from The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira ❀️

Many of you will know that this has been my last week teaching in The Reading Room here in Moira πŸ˜₯ ... and what a week we've had! β˜€οΈ

I have been overwhelmed by the amazing support and messages of thanks I have received this week, not to mention the beautiful gifts πŸ’

Teaching your children over the past 16 months has been such a privilege. I am extremely lucky to call this my job and I leave Moira knowing that many children have benefited, and will continue to benefit from The Reading Doctor intervention through online sessions... I cannot wait to see all your little faces again on screen very soon! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’»

Now, I'm off to pack up the house, ready for our move back to Kent next week 🏑

All my love,

🫢 Steph

Brolly Family Walk for Parkinson’s UK 04/09/2023

We are participating in this year’s fundraising Walk for Parkinson’s at Barnett's Demesne, Belfast, on Sunday 24 September in memory of our beautiful Mammy who is so loved and missed ❀️

Any donations are gratefully accepted and will help fund vital research to find better treatments and a cure for the condition. πŸ™

Thank you in advance, love from Francine, Sonia, Ashlyn, Nicola and Stephanie xx

Brolly Family Walk for Parkinson’s UK Help Francine Walls raise money to support Parkinson’s UK


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.

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⏰ 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 Canterbury'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 Canterbury'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 Canterbury'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! 🀩

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My favourite 4️⃣ words to hear in The Reading Room πŸ’¬πŸ’‘πŸ€—The words of my first pupil this morning on his first reading sess...
FINAL SLOTS AVAILABLE!!!⏰ Week beginning 17th July for 6️⃣ weeks;Monday @ 9amMonday @ 10amMonday @ 1:45pmGet in touch to...
The enthusiasm from this boy is just something else πŸ€— I mean... Just look at that list of spellings!!! This absolute sta...
The Reading Doctor, Belfast - Moira is ONE today!! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚Almost 40 pupils, countless books read, book bands achieved, trick...
πŸ‘€ How's this for a weekend treat??! From πŸ”΄ Red Book Band back in October, to 🟣 Purple Book Band today 🀩Amazing progress ...
That Friday Feeling πŸ₯³I received this message from a parent during the week and it made me smile 😊 ❀️ Love it when it all...
Remember that little someone who left me a message on the board asking to read a novel??! Well... that novel is now comp...
OH HEY! Orange Book Band! 🧑Saturday morning off to a great start here in The Reading Room 😊This is this little star's FI...
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...
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 a...
Making learning fun and meaningful while exploring the suffix 'ed' in The Reading Room yesterday πŸ”Learning and applying ...
What a GOOD DAY in The Reading Room!!3 postcards πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€and 1 certificate πŸ† awarded!I was also delighted to welcome back a l...





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