The Reading Doctor

Contact: Deborah Salsbury
Dorothy House, 24 Central Parade, CT6 5HX

The Reading Doctor removes barriers to becoming a successful reader by building learning pathways that enable the child to become a confident and capable reader, who reads for pleasure and reads to learn.

The Reading Doctor was founded in 2012 by Deborah Salsbury. Deborah qualified as a primary school teacher in  1993  and began her teaching career in Bromley, Greater London.  Following her passion and commitment to ensuring access to learning for all,  her teaching role developed into specialist group intervention teaching,

Deborah´s relentless drive for ensuring reading success for all, secured her the role as ´ Intervention Lead´. The next step for her professional development was to train with The Institute of Education, London as a Reading Recovery Teacher.

With this new string to her teaching bow,  and recognising reading as the key to becoming a successful learner, Deborah made the decision in 2012, to focus entirely on the teaching of reading. This saw the beginning of ´The Reading Doctor´.

Deborah reached out to schools with high numbers of disaffected learners and soon became the lead reading teacher and consultant at a school for children with behavioural and learning difficulties, whilst building a private tuition practice.

Since 2019, Deborah began franchising her business. The first being in Bromley, subsequent branches have opened in Whitstable, Worthing and Cardiff with more in the pipeline.

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