Dr. Charles Weedon


  • After leaving the Royal Navy, Charles Weedon trained as a teacher at Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh.
  • He worked in Shetland and in Fife as a secondary teacher of Maths and English, before becoming a Support for Learning teacher and Principal Teacher, first in Fife, then Tayside, then in Edinburgh, where he worked with children across the whole school-age range.
  • He gained his MEd (with Distinction) at the University of Edinburgh, winning a research prize from the Scottish Council for Research in Education for his dissertation, "The Diagnosis of Writing Skills", before obtaining his Diploma in Special Educational Needs at Moray House. His PhD "Expository Reading in Schools: the nature of pupils' difficulties in
  • learning from text" led to an increasing interest in understanding and responding to specific learning difficulties.
  • Whilst working with his own pupils in school, he also pursued a variety of research and professional development interests, including research into specific learning difficulties in mathematics (as a Visiting Scholar with the Institute of Education, University of Stirling); devising and delivering an MEd unit on specific learning difficulties; and developing and publishing a number of diagnostic assessment approaches.
  • He served for some years on the Care and Education Committee of The New School at Butterstone, a specialist residential school for children with difficulties.
  • Retired as Head of Support for Learning at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, he worked as the school's educational psychologist for a number of years, while pursuing his research and development interests and working as an independent psychologist, both directly for families in Scotland and abroad, and for the Additional Support Needs Tribunal Scotland through the Govan Law Centre.
  • He was a member of the Steering Group for the Scottish Government/ HMIe 2008 report on "Education for Learners with Dyslexia".
  • He is a co-author of the Dyslexia Scotland and Scottish Government's "Assessing Dyslexia Toolkit" (www.frameworkforinclusion.org/AssessingDyslexia/)
  • He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
  • He is a registered Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • He is an Associate of the Centre for Research in Educational Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Edinburgh.
  • He is currently leading a longitudinal research study into the impact of movement therapy, with the Movement and Learning Centre, Scotland
  • He is continuing assessment development work with Hodder Education/ Rising Stars.
  • He is Educational Psychologist consultant to the Royal College of Surgeons


Weedon C. (1987) A Room of their Own: Workbases at Ballingry Junior High School in Booth, T, Potts P., Swann W. (eds) Preventing Difficulties in Learning - Curricula for All Blackwell

Weedon C. (1993) Specific Difficulties and Mathematics in Reid, G., (ed) Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) Perspectives on Practice Moray House Publications

Weedon C. (1994) Learning Difficulties and Mathematics in Riddell, S, Brown, R, (eds) Special Educational Needs Policy in the 1990 Routledge

Weedon C., (1996) Specific Difficulties and Mathematics in Reid, G., (ed) Dimensions of Dyslexia Volume One Moray House Publications

Weedon, C., Reid G., (2001) The Listening and Literacy Index (LLI) Hodder and Stoughton

Weedon, C., Pringle, M., Coventry, D., Rifkind, H., (2001) Supporting Students with Dyslexia in the Maths Classroom in Peer, L., Reid, G., (eds) Dyslexia - Successful Inclusion in the Secondary School David Fulton

Weedon C. Reid G., (2003) Special Needs Assessment Profile - Specific Learning Difficulties v.1 (SNAP-SpLD) Hodder and Stoughton

  • Version 2 (2005)
  • Version 2.5 (2006)
  • Version 3 (2008)

Edwards, G., Weedon, C (2006) Our Core Business - a collaborative experience in Trafford, B., (ed) I2 = independent + innovative John Catt Publications

Long, R, Weedon C. (2006) Special Needs Assessment Profile - Behaviour v.1 (SNAP-B) Version 2 (2008)

Weedon, C., Reid, G., Long, R., (2011) SNAP-Together Hodder Education

Weedon, C., (2012) The potential impact and influence of the social model of disability in Peer, L., Reid, G., (eds) Special Educational Needs: a Guide for Inclusive Practice Sage (2012)

Weedon, C., Ruttle, K., (2012) SNAP-Infant Check Hodder Education

Weedon, C., (2013) Special Needs Assessment handbook for Specific Learning Difficulties - how to identify and address barriers to learning HodderEducation

Weedon, C., 2 nd edition (2016) The potential impact and influence of the social model of disability in Peer, L., Reid, G., (eds) Special Educational Needs: a Guide for Inclusive Practice Sage

Weedon, C, Reid, G, Ruttle, K, Long, R, (in press) a fully revised and on-line edition of the SNAP portfolio - title to be determined - HodderEducation/ Rising Stars (in press for 2018)