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Torey Hayden      

Special Education Teacher and Author

Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of best-selling books.

Torey is the author of three novels, eight non-fiction books about her experiences working with troubled children and two children’s books.

In a writing career that has spanned more than three decades, her books have been worldwide best-sellers, translated into more than 35 languages and appearing as films, stage productions, an opera, and even Kabuki theatre.

Subjects covered in her books include autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and elective mutism (now called selective mutism), her specialty.

Torey continues to work closely with children and adults in distress through the following charities: the NSPCC and Childline, the Samaritans, and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

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