Dr Susan Ebbels is a Speech & Language Therapist and Director of Moor House Research and Training Institute at Moor House School & College, Surrey, UK, a special school for children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) aged 7-19. She is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders and Child Language Teaching and Therapy. She has an honorary lectureship at UCL and is also a specialist advisor for Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She is passionate about the need for evidence based practice and has carried out and coordinated many intervention studies on a range of areas, but with a particular focus on improving the comprehension and production of grammar in children with language disorders using her SHAPE CODINGTM system.
The Moor House Research and Training Institute aims to broaden this focus on research and training to cover a wider range of areas. It combines staff expertise in educating children with language disorders, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychotherapy and aims to carry out clinically and educationally relevant research, provide training in a wide range of areas of SEND and make resources in these areas available to other professionals.