Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 13, 2009 -- The highly-respected child psychologist, Julie Stokes OBE, who appeared in Channel Fourâs the Mummy Diaries, has been appointed as a non-executive director at one of the UKâs leading organisations in the field of learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Stokes said âThe Dore Programme has opened my eyes to the transformational impact it can have on children â both in their ability to learn and in their increased confidence. Iâm delighted to be joining such an innovative team who have created services that have enormous practical benefit for children struggling with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and aspergers.â
In her other work, Stokes has helped thousands of families cope with serious illness and bereavement and she is currently the Vice Chair of the Childhood Bereavement Network. Stokes also founded Winstonâs Wish â the leading child bereavement charity in the UK. Awards and honours bestowed on her include the BT Childline accolade for outstanding services for children and the OBE in the Queenâs 80th birthday honours list.
Guy Hornsby, Doreâs MD, commented âJulie is one of the leading lights in support services for children. Her knowledge, experience and dedication will add another dimension to our work helping people on the Programme achieve their potential.â
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