Amanda Hicks

Lecturer & Learning Specialist
Professional Development in Education

PODCAST available at:

  • EP 1:  Introduction

  • EP 2:  Importance of Multidisciplinary Care in Children with Learning Difficulties

  • EP 3:  Importance of Phonological Awareness

  • EP 4:  Why should we assess?


Working Memory & Learning


Differentiation in Material & Environment
- Cognitive Load Theory
- Working Memory Theory


Wellbeing & Learning Difficulties
My Approach

I have lectured to over 10,000+ educators and health professionals over the past 8 years. My approach is that lectures should not only provide research and evidence based information but give real life and practical strategies that teachers can use immediately. 

I  believe that lectures should not have you grabbing a third or fourth coffee before first break but be engaging, dynamic and dare I say enjoyable. 

About me

I have over 25 years in education, research and academia. Working within primary, secondary, tertiary, government and business environments I am able to bridge the gap between research and practise. 

I love to study and use that information to improve the wellbeing of the individuals, families and organisations I serve. 

PD Service Options

I have many options available for schools and individuals to undertake

my accredited PD.


In School






I have been to so many PDs over my long career and non can compare to Amanda's phenomenal presentation. 



Level 1, 350 High Street

Maitland NSW 2320

PO Box 790

Maitland NSW 2320

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