To those who have supported the development of this website

Professor Judith Duchan, a source of wise advice, who introduced me to the work of The Reverend William Holder and John Thelwall, arguably the first ever speech and language pathologists. Coincidentally Thelwall’s clinic 200 years ago was only a short walk from my own.

Derek Gillard, the great archivist of education in Britain who kindly encouraged the historical research here. Derek is one of my heroes.

Viv Lewis, my wife, who is allowing me to use her pictures of leaves and flowers in a kind of abstract way on this website (It is peculiarly difficult to say anything sensible about any sort of linguistics or speech and language acquisition in a picture).