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How sound therapy and education have helped hundreds of kids to read confidently

Reading uses more senses than just the eyes. The combination of a specific and carefully planned reading curriculum with Sound Therapy filtering and music, resulted in a highly effective multi-sensory program.

Catherine McLennan (Co-founder)

Catherine is the program designer of the Listen to Read curriculum. Drawing on her primary and high school teaching experience, she saw a need for a more integrated approach to remedial reading instruction.

Listen to Read has developed over 14 years and has helped over 500 students improve their reading skills.

Her mission is to give all children the opportunities that come from fluent reading.

“Students who experience problems with the reading process need to boost their memory, so that reading becomes a fluent, non-frustrating, enjoyable experience.”

Catherine McLennan B. Ed, Dip Teaching, Co-Founder Listen to Read

Rafaele Joudry (Co-founder)

Rafaele Joudry is the founder and Director of Sound Therapy International, providing therapeutic listening solutions for both children and adults.

As an international author and speaker, her life work has been the development and adaptation of Sound Therapy for portable and home use. She strives to create enhanced listening, learning and communication skills for children and adults.

“To endeavour to correct learning without providing rehabilitation for the ear is almost like attempting to read and write without learning the alphabet.”

Rafaele Joudry Msc. Psych, Founder Sound Therapy International Pty Ltd. Co-Founder Listen to Read

Listen to Read Ambassadors

Inaugural Australian Children’s Laureates Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor have agreed to take on the role of Listen To Read Ambassadors. We thank them for their support of our work as we strive to increase the reading capabilities of both children and adults in Australia and internationally.

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is a highly successful and much loved Australian author and illustrator of over 25 picture books. Her books have been published worldwide and quickly become best sellers. When not writing, she spends much of her time conducting workshops on writing and illustrating. She also spends time visiting schools much to the delight of the children who have the opportunity to hear her speak.

Find out more about Alison’s books 

Boori Monty Prior

Boori Monty Pryor is a captivating story teller who has won many awards throughout his career. He writes and speaks about issues close to his heart that interest both Indigenous and Non Indigenous Australians, such as respect. Boori is a gifted public speaker.  Each year he travels extensively visiting both primary and secondary schools with his stories.

Find out more about Boori’s stories 

Listen to Read is committed to donating a portion from each sale of the Listen to Read Program to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated areas.

“Small steps on a long journey…” 

Make reading easy and fun in 12 weeks

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