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Dreams Come True is a UK children's charity. Our mission is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 25 years we have fulfilled dreams for more than 5,000 children and young people as well as their friends, family and carers.1 Articles


Marco Iannacone is a moonlighter and hacker with 20 years of international experience related to the Internet, TLC and application development. He now focuses on supporting children with SLD/SEN through his startup, Digitally Different Srl, which he founded to develop smart solutions.1 Articles


Brian Whitmer is a software developer and usability exper t from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the father of four children, the oldest of whom has Rett Syndrome. After founding and establishing the educational technology company Instructure (Canvas) he has worked to improve assistive technology for struggling communicators like his daughter.1 Articles


Dave Tucker is Director of Sonocent, a position he has held since 2010. He was previously its Head of Product Development.1 Articles


Diane Montgomery, PhD, Emeritus Professor in Education at Middlesex University, is a qualified teacher and chartered psychologist. She writes Distance Learning programmes in Gifted Education, SEN, SEBD and Dyslexia, and has written 20 books, 30 Study Guides and many published articles on teaching, giftedness, underachievement, exceptionality, dyslexia, behaviour problems, appraisal and learning difficulties.1 Articles


Kate Doehren is Director of Learning Support (LS) at Hurstpierpoint College and an advocate of Oaka Books visual revision packs.1 Articles


Dr Elizabeth McClelland is the developer of the Move4words literacy programme and ran a private practice supporting children with SEN until 2009. She is an educational consultant, an academic visitor at the Department of Physiology, Oxford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.1 Articles


Susan Zurawski has been a specialist in teaching students with significant challenges for 20 years. She is currently teaching with the Chignecto Central School Board in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has a Masters Degree in Severe/Profound Special Education from Boston College and a Masters Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University specialising in education for Diverse Learners.1 Articles


Sarah Marks has been the Director of Education at MyCognition for a year. She is an advocate of a skills-based approach to learning and has presented at various events about the importance of cognitive health in education. Previously, she worked for Service Children’s Education as a primary school teacher specialising in science, special educational needs and working with autistic students.1 Articles


Rebecca Garratt is headteacher of Wyre Forest School, Kidderminster.1 Articles