UCR - University Centre Reaseheath
University Centre Reaseheath

Karen Boulton-Lear

UCR Specialist SpLD Mentor

Karen completed her BA (Hons) Youth and Childhood Studies at The Open University, and PGCert in Dyslexia Studies at University of Birmingham.
Karen has a variety of other training including NCFE level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, Listening and Counselling Skills (Staffordshire University), ULA Mentoring and Coaching (Staffordshire University), Understanding Autism (National Autistic Society). Karen also holds Approved Teacher Status (ATS) and Professional Membership of the Association of Dyslexia specialists in Higher Education.  Karen has over 20 years experience working in Higher Education initially as a mentor then as a specialist Tutor and ASD mentor for the past 12 years. Karen has worked with a range of students with SPLD, Autism and Mental health issues in several different universities.


Main responsibilities:

Karen works with learners with a range of needs from Dyslexia, Visual Impaired and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), working in partnership with the student and curriculum and developing clear study skills strategies.