Phono-Graphix® for Teachers

The Phono-Graphix method gives key reading instruction and intervention for every child, with proven results.

As a blueprint for literacy instruction and how children learn best, Phono-Graphix is remarkably flexible, allowing teachers to address the full range of students in any number of educational environments. As a clinical intervention, Phono-Graphix has been proven to effect cognitive changes in the brain and is 98% effective at helping children ages 6-16 to reach grade level reading, including those diagnosed with learning disabilities. From very young students first learning to read, to stumbling or failing students who are frustrated and hopeless, Phono-Graphix gives teachers the tools for quickly diagnosing students’ needs. It efficiently addresses the essential reading skills of decoding, encoding, auditory processing, code knowledge, and sequencing, through whole class or small group instruction or one-on-one sessions.

Give your young students the foundation they need to acheive true literacy and avoid reading problems in their later years

Phono-Graphix is used for initial reading instruction for preschool through elementary students, covering the most basic sound-symbol correspondences through managing multisyllable words and special endings. As the ‘Word Work’ component of literacy instruction, it is used with any literature in the curriculum. Commonly, this instruction involves 10-15 minute lessons for the whole class, followed by individual seat work or work stations. As instruction for new and emerging readers, Phono-Graphix has been proven to head off the need for later reading interventions (Dias & Juniper, 2002).

Identify at-risk students and diagnose reading problems for rapid remediation

Phono-Graphix addresses the needs of elementary-age students through adults. Diagnostic tools make it possible to pin-point stumbling blocks and focus time on only the instruction needed, so students see immediate progress and remediation time is cut down drastically. Commonly, interventions are in weekly or biweekly small group or one-on-one hour-long sessions, with average time for remediation of only 12 weeks! As a clinical intervention, Phono-Graphix has been proven to effect cognitive changes in the brain (Simos, 2002, Simos, 2007) and is 98% effective at helping children ages 6-16, including those diagnosed with learning disabilities, to reach grade level reading (McGuinness, C., McGuinness, D., & McGuinness, G., 1996).

Give the most challenged students the instruction they need and deserve

  • Phono-Graphix is used with amazing results for students with moderate or even severe challenges
  • Accurate treatment of the phonetic code allows the least amount of information necessary to be learned/memorized
  • Procedural and errorless instruction takes away the need for explanations that students may struggle to understand
  • Phono-Graphix has been shown to help special education students close the gap with their peers (Endress, 2007)

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What do teachers have to say about Phono-Graphix®?

"The Phono-Graphix program has been a great educational tool. I am a Montessori Early Childhood teacher and the idea of teaching the sound instead of the letter name went hand-in-hand. Many of the variations and extensions of the lessons were already things that I had in my classroom. Even if I didn't have a Montessori background, the program would have been extremely easy to follow and implement."

Christina Eckstein, Gainesville, FL

"A simple, fun, fast-working, proven method to teach reading, Phono-Graphix, is laid out in the book Reading Reflex, The Foolproof Phono-Graphix Method for Teaching Your Child to Read, available on the Phono-Graphix website and on Amazon. It's all that is needed to get started helping a new reader or struggling reader, young or old. This book and the Phono-Graphix website give the basic information about the method such as the four concepts that make up the nature of the English code and the three skills needed to access it. The website also offers outstanding support materials for parents and teachers as well as a Phono-Graphix Certification Course. The method works well in school and at home because of its flexibility. https://www.phono-graphix.com/about_the_method.php I have used the method for about eighteen years to teach struggling middle school readers, adult ESL learners, and most recently, as a retired teacher, to tutor a Kindergarten reader just learning the sound/symbol correspondence. The experience of seeing non-readers become readers has been a joy for me and a life-changer for my students and tutees. I originally found out about Phono-Graphix while browsing at the University of Hawaii bookstore and saw Phono-Graphix mentioned as one of the most effective reading methods in a book I came across: Why Our Children Can't Read and What We Can Do About It: A Scientific Revolution in Reading. In his book available on Amazon, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, David A. Kilpatrick lists PhonoGraphix as one of the few proven programs. Also, in his November 17, 2017 lecture, "Recent Advances in Understanding Reading Difficulties: Implications for Assessment, Prevention, and Highly Successful intervention," David Kilpatrick lists PhonoGraphix as an example of a program "used in studies with highly successful outcomes." https://www.strose.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Chapter-J-NYASP-Albany-November-17-2017.pdf ""

Joan Stone, Honolulu, Hawaii

"I enjoy Phono-Graphix as much as my students. The children have really responded positively to the program with such comments as, "Can I keep working?", "I can write so many words now", "This is fun!". It's nice to see that both teachers and children had an equal amount of fun!"

Marilyn, Kindergarten teacher at Stockholm International School

"This program is definitely worth your investment of time and money. I'm just finishing the training, and have been working with a student as I go. It faster than any method I have ever used, and gets outstanding results."

Linda Jackson, San Antonio, TX

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Feb 27, 2024

CALLING TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE! Now is your chance to work live with an experienced practitioner to earn your certification! Licensed trainer Michelle Cicotte is starting another
Phono-Graphix Hybrid Certification Course starting March 25th. This course combines state-of-the-art online coursework with online but live, scheduled presentations, Q&A sessions and job-embedded coaching. LEARN TO HELP EVERY STUDENT!

Feb 13, 2024

Let this be your SCIENCE OF READING summer! Get certified in Phono-Graphix, the program built entirely from the science and proven by the science to reach virtually any student.
Sound to Symbol to Meaning Dual Certification Course:
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June 17, 18, 20, 21, 2024.
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Dec 28, 2023

Welcome, new Moon Hall School (Reigate, UK) teachers! Miss Jess Wheeler is conducting the first Phono-Graphix Certification Course of the New Year for her school's staff, starting January 3rd.

Sep 24, 2023

Welcome, special education teachers in Malaysia! Sarine Tan, reading therapist and licensed Phono-Graphix trainer will conduct a certification course starting in November, with a mix of instruction and job-embedded coaching. This course will meet on Saturdays, to accommodate working adults.

Jul 1, 2023

Announcing the launch of the new Phono-Graphix Store, with more payment options, 27 difference currencies accepted, and reorganized, consolidated products, to help you find just what you need, in the format that works best for you!
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