Structured literacy instruction for young learners
- School readiness classes - MSL literacy groups -

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Quality evidence-based literacy instruction

Readability was founded by Liesl Hodgens and Antonia McCurdy in 2020. We met 2 years ago and shared a love for linguistics, literacy and all things speech and language related. We are passionate about early intervention and making a change and creating something new. We are Science of Reading converts and stay up to date with the newest research through our professional memberships and professional groups and ongoing professional development. We aim to always keep our knowledge and teaching up to date with evidence based methods.   We both have pre-school and school aged children and love working with kids. We felt  that there was a gap in the market for a service that offered small group early literacy instruction for children using a structured, multisensory language approach to get them ready for school.

Liesl completed her Bachelor (Honours) of Speech Therapy and Audiology degree in South Africa. She studied linguistics and psychology before completing her Speech Therapy degree.

She has worked as a speech therapist, audiologist & MSL/ Sounds-write Practitioner. She has worked in Australia, Scotland, England and South Africa. 

Other accreditations:

- Multisensory Language Education  (MSL) accredited (AMADA) with Australian Dyslexia Association

- Accredited Sounds-Write Practitioner

She is currently completing the  Language Education for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) course.

Antonia completed  her Bachelor in Phonetics in Munich Germany with a focus on speech therapy and psychology. She is currently studying her Masters of Speech Pathology.

Other accreditations:

-  Multisensory Language Education  (MSL) certified

- Sounds Write Course

- Sharing Best Practice

- OG Academic Math - The Orton Gillingham Math Approach (online)

Our practise is informed by membership of the following organisations:

SPELD ( Specific Educational Learning Difficulties)

Think Forward Educators

Developmental Disorders of Language and Literacy Network (DDOLL)



510 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South

0430 823 792 (Antonia)

0421 854 877 (Liesl)

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