Rise Literacy provides specialist literacy intervention services in the Canberra region to students aged 4 to 13 years. This is delivered through tailored sessions for small groups and one-on-one tutoring sessions at our clinic in Fyshwick. Through strengthening your child’s literacy capabilities, we aim to enhance their confidence and enable them to access the entire curriculum in order to fully participate in their schooling endeavours.
Rise Literacy also provides consultation services to schools, organisations and individuals. We deliver bespoke professional development and training events across Australia. Follow up support is also provided through in-school coaching and the supply of resources that enhance effective instruction.
James Lyra is a registered early childhood teacher and paediatric occupational therapist with over 14 years experience. During this time, James has held roles as a classroom teacher, an occupational therapist and as literacy specialist at a large secondary school. James has also led the establishment of two early learning centres.
Raised in Perth, Western Australia, James now lives in Canberra, ACT where he is the Director of Rise Literacy. He is also an Accredited Sounds-Write Linguistic Phonics trainer. Prior to COVID, James traveled extensively throughout Australia, delivering high quality professional learning to teachers and allied health professionals. The complementary nature of his qualifications and experience in both education and occupational therapy enables James to bring a rich and dynamic perspective to the professional learning that he provides. He is able to provide participants with a variety of conceptual frameworks to support children’s learning in the classroom or intervention setting.