company owner

My name is Heather Rowan. I am a graduate of Queen's University, Belfast (B.A. Hons.) and my working passion is to give professional support to those who are hampered by Dyslexia and the associated difficulties in reading, writing and spoken communication. 


Having gained experience and initial qualifications in teaching literacy and essential skills to adults, I quickly became aware that the need of those who have dyslexia is much more pronounced. 


After further extensive training to teach those with Specific Learning Difficulties, I was equipped to create bespoke learning programmes to meet the varied needs of dyslexic learners of all ages. Two years later I also became qualified in the assessment of Dyslexia and am now able to produce Full Diagnostic Assessment Reports.



I founded FORGE DYSLEXIA SUPPORT SERVICES in Newtownards in 2009 and my aim is to provide professional dyslexic support to people of all ages.

Professionalism and high standards of practice and service are very important to me. 

I am a full member of PATOSS (Professional Association for Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) and I fully abide by their code of Ethics.

Being a full member of PATOSS ensures that I keep my knowledge and practice up-to-date through regular training.

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