Meet Mary


Mary Kidson BSc (Hons) is the owner of Smart Processing and the parent of a child with verbal dyspraxia.
Mary first began to understand the benefits of cognitive learning and e-learning when it was recommended that her daughter should undertake a Fast ForWord® course by Great Ormond Street Hospital.

After only a few weeks of home study, Mary witnessed a significant and life changing improvement in her daughter’s language and auditory processing skills.

Mary, already a graduate in environmental science, became increasingly fascinated by the potential these therapies offered and she then began to her build her own expertise as a coach and training provider. This included studying with a London-based independent speech and language therapist who was already a registered provider of Fast ForWord®.

In 2008 Mary gained full certification to deliver these therapies and established the Ledbury-based Smart Processing centre.

Smart Processing provides The Listening Program and Fast ForWord® e-learning to schools and to children and adults across the UK. A professional, supportive and individual service is guaranteed at all times.

Mary Kidson is fully CRB checked (enhanced); is registered with the Data Protection Act (1998) as a Data Controller and is a member of The Federation of Small Businesses.

Having supported and coached my own daughter and seen the significant difference the The Listening Program and Fast ForWord® software can make, I knew that I wanted to share this knowledge with other people and help them make a difference. Now established as a key UK training provider, Smart Processing where ‘Fit Brains Learn Better’ is the result.’ – Mary Kidson.

See feature on Fast ForWord in the Autism Eye magazine, spring 2011 issue.


Smart Processing is listed in the Autism Eye Directory

Smart Processing is listed on Autism Links