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Readability Hub was founded by Liesl Hodgens and Antonia McCurdy in 2020. We met 3 years ago and shared a love for linguistics, literacy and all things speech and language related. We are passionate about early literacy intervention and literacy support. 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 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 one-on-one and small group literacy instruction for children using a structured, sequential, systematic and multisenory approach. Our classes are aimed at struggling readers and writers and designed in a way that all children can learn especially but not just those with learning difficulties like dyslexia or coexisting conditions (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental language disorder (DLD), autism (ASD)).


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 qualifications and professional learning:

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

- Accredited Sounds-Write Practitioner

-Language Education for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS( 1-4)

-TalkForWriting for Primary School Teachers

-Hansberry Word Cracking Morphology Course

-Introduction to the Science of Reading, Latrobe University

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

- Accredited Sounds-Write Practitioner

- Sharing Best Practice

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