Home Page for Imogen Howarth (BSc. Psychology, MEd. Autism)
I've worked with people who have learning disabilities for 15 years, in classrooms, colleges, nurseries, residential homes, hospitals and swimming pools... supporting, teaching and having a lot of fun!
I worked initially with adults with mental ill health, then taught mainstream pupils with SEN in Poland, and managed a supported work environment in the voluntary sector for adults with learning disabilities.
My students relied on symbol-support to make sense of text, and I learned to create symbol-supported documents. A fan of the potential of symbols from the outset, I learned to make information really accessible to non-readers and now use symbols regularly with people all over the world. This led to employment with Widgit Software who produce the Widgit Literacy Symbols, which they've kindly agreed to let us use around this website.
My experience in the use of Assistive Technologies has been enhanced by working across the UK for Inclusive Technology and in London with CENMAC, assessing pupils and delivering training in alternative communication. I am currently training to become an Educational and Child Psychologist and also write for websites and journals on SEN / ICT topics.
To contact me just click this link to send me an email.