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Samantha Woods

Samantha Woods

Program Author – Samantha Woods

Samantha Woods is the author of Write2Spell2Read. Sam is an Occupational Therapist (B.Occ.Thy.) with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (University of Queensland, 1990) and she is a certified Neurodevelopmental Therapist. Sam owns an allied health private practice ‘Therapy Works CQ’, in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, Australia. Sam has over 30 years’ experience assessing and treating clients with a variety of diagnoses, including literacy difficulties (writing, spelling and reading). She has specialist knowledge of treating dysgraphia, dyslexia and working memory difficulties.

After working alongside Speech and Language Pathologists - and with an ever-increasing waiting list of children with literacy difficulties (writing, spelling and reading) for whom other supports and programs had failed - Sam authored Write2Spell2Read. Sam’s neuroscience training has produced a highly effective evidence-based literacy program based on current neuroscience research. Write2Spell2Read is a ‘sound to print’ literacy program where students learn the 44 sounds of the English language, and how to write these sounds with the alphabet letters. What differentiates Write2Spell2Read from other programs is that students learn at the same time the English language sounds and how to write these sounds, rather than learning these skills separately, as is often taught. The student learns to blend these sound/letter groups together to read and spell words fluently. Write2Spell2Read teaches these sound/letter groups in a clearly defined developmental sequence, using lots of visual memory prompts. 

Sam’s extensive clinical knowledge has produced a simple to use, visually and phonologically organised, true multisensory program that addresses working memory difficulties. Her aim was to author a literacy program that was fun and engaging, simple for teachers and parents to implement, and could be used as a consistent whole primary school approach for the teaching of handwriting, spelling, and reading from Beginners to Year 6.




Strategic Development and Partnerships Director – Angus Woods

Angus is currently a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) candidate in Economics, with a secondary in History at Harvard University in the United States.  Angus is leading Write2Spell2Read’s philanthropic initiatives to assist in improving literacy outcomes for primary school students.  Angus is assisting in the establishment of partnerships between Write2Spell2Read and schools. These partnerships provide Write2Spell2Read literacy resources and staff training to schools, with the aim of improving writing, spelling and reading results amongst students from Kindergarten to Year 6.  Angus is developing teacher training modules to provide ongoing staff training and support in the effective teaching of the Write2Spell2Read program.  He is co-ordinating periodic assessment tracking to measure student improvements using the Write2Spell2Read program.

Email: anguswoods@write2spell2read.com




Administration – Bernie Sutton

Email: admin@write2spell2read.com

Tech Support – Michael Cappellone

Email: support@write2spell2read.com

Graphic Designer, Creative Communications – Nicola Xavier Cuppaidge


Special Thanks & Acknowledgement – Aleysha Ferlazzo, Teacher

Write2Spell2Read would like to give special thanks and acknowledgement to  Aleysha Ferlazzo, Teacher for her expert knowledge and assistance in adaption of the program to the classroom.




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