The authors of Direct Phonics, Jo Wilson and Rea Reason, have extensive experience of research and practice having worked as Specialist Teachers, Educational Psychologists and University Lecturers.


They have written teaching manuals such as Phonological Awareness Training (PAT) published by UCL and Helping Children with Reading and Spelling published by Routledge.  Both worked on devising the Phonological Assessment Battery (PhAB) published by NFER.


Dr. Reason was a member of the Expert Advisory Group who worked closely with Sir Jim Rose to publish the influential national report entitled Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (DCSF and DfE, 2009).