March 20, 2015: New video added to the members page: Phono-Graphix Concepts Video Series Part 4 - Teaching the concept of variation, and encounters with overlap
February 25, 2015: Upcoming training announced - Sound to Symbol to Meaning Dual Certification Course - Odyssey School, Stevenson, MD June 15-19, 2015
February 3, 2015: New video added to the members page: Phono-Graphix Concepts Video Series Part 3 - Teaching the concept that some sound pictures have more than one letter
January 2, 2015: 2014 association memberships expired on December 31st. Click here to renew your membership in the Phono-Graphix Association of Professional Reading Therapists!
November 22, 2014: New videos added to the members page: Phono-Graphix Concepts Video Series, Parts 1 and 2.
About the method
Phono-Graphix® is remarkably straightforward and sensible, encouraging its popularity among teachers and parents since 1993. It has been successfully utilized in classrooms, clinics, pull-out and RTI programs, bilingual and ESL programs, Waldorf and Montessori schools, pre-schools, home-schools, speech and language pathology practices, volunteer literacy projects and adult literacy programs.
Content is based on the nature of the English code as described by linguists. Instruction progresses from the sound to the symbol.
Lessons employ the requisite three skills to access such a code, as understood within the field of neuroscience: segmenting, blending, and phoneme manipulation.
Because our clientele are children, the above is taught in keeping with the way children learn through paired association embedded in engaging and straightforward lessons.
Lessons are error-less - every response which doesn't produce a meaningful answer becomes a highly teachable moment which does.
Memory networks are laid down through multiple bidirectional instruction: sound to symbol/symbol to sound, and each response is reinforced by accuracy.