Reading Reform Foundation member since 2000. Campaigner for knowledge-based learning and systematic synthetic phonics, encouraging children to read, and read voraciously, to extend imagination, knowledge, creativity and critical thinking. Orton-Gillingham, Phono-Graphix, and Linguistic Phonics training following career in publishing, mainly working on children’s books. Close observer of inner-city literacy decline: late 60s to first decade of 2000s. Publisher of Piper Books – story-led decodable readers for beginning, emergent, and older struggling readers.    

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