Readability Hub 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. 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.
- 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