ABOUT JAMES BILLETT (FROM WEBSITE)
James was a Special Needs Co-ordinator in a secondary school for more than 20 years.
James first trained with the Irlen Institute in 1990.
“When I made a career move from teaching A-level sociology to being responsible for special needs provision, which included what was then known as the remedial department, it became obvious that many children were confined to lower sets or failing to reach their potential through reading skill deficiencies. Using multi-sensory reading schemes we found coloured overlays had an immediate and positive effect. Once the symptoms of Irlen Syndrome were eliminated students were able to learn to read using the phonics method.”
James became an Irlen diagnostician in 1995. James left teaching to work privately in 2002.
Irlen Central England works with families, colleges, universities and government agencies across Britain and Europe. James travels extensively across Europe working with clients on the autistic spectrum.
In his spare time James enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is a keen gardener and plays the piano.
BA (Hons) (University of Leicester)
BA (Hons) Cert Ed. (University of Birmingham)
Diploma in the Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs (University of London)
James also holds an advanced qualification from the Irlen Institute for working within the autistic spectrum.
James Billett I first met in the summer of 2012 for an appointment to fit my tinted lenses to help me with learning difficulties and sensory perceptual disorders that I have within my Autism “Fruit Salad”.
What I like about James is that he is very person centred and takes into account these important aspects
- Communication Profile
- Sensory Profile
- Sensory Difficulties/Learning Difficulties
- Information Processing
I feel this opens the doors for integration, empowerment and trust within the appointment and also honesty and connectivity to explore your issues and what best works for you. I believe that James has a lot to give through this very positive ethos.
LIFE THROUGH A KALEIDOSCOPE JAMES BILLETT – CO-AUTHOR
James is also the co-author of Life Through A Kaleidoscope his knowledge, ethos, humanity, calmness and empowerment bring a crudical bonding and the “glue” between personal and professional points of view within the book, I could not of written this book without his knowledge this book is also inspired by the works of Donna Williams who has written extensively about Autism and sensory perceptual disorders.
James has brought light into the lives of people who were deemed not worthy (me included) of integration within the world of education, work and the community by building bridges of understanding this will help others understand others and so forth
Thanks James for what you do and the positivity you bring. 🙂
Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014