A registered primary school teacher with a passion for helping students with learning differences, Lisa helps students to believe in their own abilities by giving them access to a range of tools to solve reading, spelling, writing, research and maths problems.
Her day-to-day work as a CRT brings her into contact with many different children, school cultures, programs and teaching methods, and helps to keep her ‘in the loop’ when it comes to the experiences that students are exposed to.
Her two children have been diagnosed with learning differences, leading Lisa to pursue significant research and training beyond her teaching qualification. Having learned to understand various specialist reports, deciding between possible therapies and interventions, and dealing with the daily challenges faced due to these diagnoses, Lisa has a clear insight into issues faced by families in similar situations.
Lisa is fully qualified in the Write to Read language program (45 hours of training), using engaging, multisensory methods to explicitly teach children to understand the sound/code connection that underpins all literacy – reading, spelling and writing. She has also taken courses in dyslexia, twice-exceptional students, Easy Read and mathematics, combined with extensive reading investigation to gain a deeper understanding of how to make school skills more accessible for students.
Prior to becoming a teacher, Lisa used her qualifications in environmental management to care for local bushland and coastal areas, and educate the community about sustainability and the natural world.