RIP IT UP Reading is a research and evidence based reading intervention program that has supported 1000s of individuals with reading difficulties and disabilities across the Hunter, Australia and New Zealand.

Amanda Hicks
Working Memory, Learning & Reading Specialist
MPhilEd, MAEdst, BA, GradDipEd, GradCertTESOL,
Master of Social Work (current)

With over 26 years in education in primary, secondary and tertiary settings as a teacher, lecturer, tertiary supervisor, consultant and specialist here in Australia and New Zealand, Amanda has experience and knowledge to assist those with reading difficulties and disabilities. 

1000s of individuals assisted across Australia & New Zealand in primary & secondary schools, in our centre and on our remote reading program

Amanda has completed 5 university degrees in education with her research into working memory and reading resulting in the RIP IT UP Reading Program. She is currently completing her 6th degree of a Master in Social Work.  Amanda is called on to present at conferences, seminars and organisations on the importance of memory to the reading process.

Newcastle University Students

Our centre, for over 10 years, has given dozens of Newcastle University students in education and speech pathology experience in working with individuals with reading difficulties and disabilities. Our students find their time with the RIP IT UP Reading Centre to be incredibly rewarding and valuable to their studies. All of our past students have gained successful and long term employment.


350 High Street

Maitland NSW 2320

P: 0423 584 808

2018 RIP IT UP Reading

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