What people are saying about Phono-Graphix

What parents have to say about Phono-Graphix

"I used Reading Reflex with my son for months, but the program has given me so much more than I expected. This method makes sense and our children NEED a reading program that isn't confusing. Since I homeschool my three boys it took me longer than I thought to get through the assignments, but that is the beauty of your course... being able to work at your own pace. My son is reading at grade level and I have a new career opportunity that will work with my schedule. Thanks for offering this program! "

S. Lagerstedt, Duvall, WA

"I have started implementing PG with many students, all different ages, and have found it incredibly impactful already. I love how it sets the child up for success from the beginning - something they've kids have rarely experienced before."

Lydia Harrah

"My 13 year old daughter suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident when she was 2. As a result, she has had difficulty reading. We have tried more than 10 phonics programs and a host of reading tutors. I was told by educational specialists to stop trying to improve my daughter's skills, and instead, set up accommodations, i.e. books on tape/voice recorder for the blind. My daughter and I traveled across the country to work with [a Phono-Graphix therapist] in a one-week intensive. I was amazed at the improvement in my daughter's skills and confidence after only one week. My daughter's confidence is boosted and her skills significantly enhanced. I would not have believed it if I had not witnessed it myself. The program is not a one-week fix, but it certainly has given us a running start. We will continue practicing the methods, and [our Phono-Graphix therapist] is available to answer questions. I believe she is genuinely interested in my daughter's progress. I cannot recommend the PhonoGraphix method highly enough."

"Both of my twins had phonographic help in primary school, they are now 26 years old! Phonographix was just amazing and 'unlocked' reading for them both. One is now a veterinary nurse and the other works in brain injury rehab. I absolutely know this wouldn't have been possible had I not discovered this method."

Karanne Rance, England

"By far the most efficient and effective reading program I have encountered. I became familiar with Phono-Graphix and used it in the early 2000's in order to help my children learn to read. I have used this program since as a literacy therapist/Speech Language Assistant in schools periodically ever since, and am now revisiting it and officially completing the certification process. As some who loves sounds and building phonological awareness skills, I continue to be in love with this program and what it stands for. It has stood the test of time as being the most effective, efficient, and engaging way to work on reading and ultimately writing skills. It is flexible and capable of helping all ranges of ages, needs, and abilities....all in one, and all in context. I can't say enough about this program, even after all of these years."

Shelley Claypool, Parkland County, Alberta

"I am a parent of three children, two of which struggled tremendously breaking the code to reading, particularly my 10 year old. We tried private tutors, and a myriad of programs until Phono-Graphix was introduced by a speech and language therapist. It has been the only approach to reading that has helped our child. Many thanks for creating this brilliant and logical program that is accessible to professionals and parents."

P. Nashman, Toronto, Ontario

"This course has been unspeakably useful. As a reading instructor and a member of a family with an autistic boy and an ADD/dyslexic boy, the concept that letters are pictures of sounds has been like an awakening!"

A. Herring, Chino Hills, CA

"My son and I attended for the one week intensive program. It was well worth it! My son is 7 and was a very discouraged little boy when it came to reading and eventually all of school. He has struggled with reading and recently was diagnosed LD. We just followed [the instructor's] lead and he was making progress after the first day... the results are amazing! He is smiling and laughing while reading stories to me and not crying anymore!!"

"I have learned so many things from this program. I have 21 years of teaching experience, a K-12 Reading Endorsement through my Master's Degree and am Reading Recovery trained; however, I have learned so much about helping the at-risk reader (and all readers for that matter) understand how our language works in a matter-of-fact, hand-on way. My daughter had struggled in first grade and her school used this program with her. Within weeks she was caught up with everyone else, since she had changed schools and the expectations were much higher. The kids enjoy the activities, mastery becomes apparent and it is wonderful to see them use what they have learned in their reading. I found the examples in the training very helpful and am almost sorry it is over. What is not over is using Phono-Graphix as an intervention to the readers in our school who need to accelerate to reach the levels of their peers...I can see myself using this for many years to come! Thanks for thinking outside the box and providing materials for those kids who need a different way of learning!"

C. Pape, Saginaw, MI

"I am very happy that I was able to take this certification curriculum. I learned so much about myself and the written language. I would recommend that when possible, you use actual students to complete your online assignments. I found that I learned much more when I worked with students rather than adults. Kids have a way of coming up with questions and ideas that adults don't even think about. They are very creative and full of insight. I learned more about errors and error correction when working with students than when teaching a lesson to an adult. I was fortunate to be able to study and learn this curriculum as my youngest child was just diagnosed with dyslexia. This curriculum has helped me understand how my chid is processing words and how I can help them. It was nice to have a child at home who could help me with my homework. It was a great way to get them to practice decoding without feeling like they were doing homework. I can see the progress their reading already. I can't wait to be able to apply what I have learned to future reading groups."

Liza Yore, para-educator, Woodinville, Washington

"[Our instructor] was able to bring our daughter up two grade levels and be a more confident student. If your child has trouble with reading, we would definitely recommend Phono-Graphix! [Our instructor] also helps parents in being able to assist their children with reading."

"As a parent, I wanted to thank you for creating such an affordable and fantastic book to teach reading. I purchased the book based on a recommendation during a training. My son, was in first grade, and he had not progressed in reading. It was becoming frustration and overwhelming. Once I started the program with him, last summer, he has made significant progress with his reading, despite his several disabilities. Among his diagnosis is oral-motor dyspraxia, ADHA, and dyslexia. He had made so much progress in the one summer, that I forced the school to continue using the program with him during the school year. The school had started him with Orton-gillingham, however, it was so language intensive, he was getting overwhelmed and confused. This program is so simple and direct that it can help any child. So, as a parent, thank you! As an educator, I hope to eventually convince my school district to pay for me to get the certification in the program."

Jessica Ging

"[Our instructor] has been working with our 11 year old son. His grades have greatly improved on reading and comprehension. Lately, she has been working with him more on writing, and his last report card showed great improvement!"

"...my highest recommendation! I've referred many other parents of children with learning disabilities and parents of children who want to give their children a solid foundation to reading and I've only heard very warm and thankful feedback."

"Our 8 year old nephew was having difficulties with reading. After reading such positive feedback regarding Phono-Graphix, our family decided to travel from Virginia to attend the one week Intensive course. He is making great progress with his reading. [Our Instructor] has made a difference not only with providing him with valuable tools to assist in his reading but teaching us (Aunt, Mom and Grandmom) how to continue further training."

What teachers say about using Phono-Graphix in their classrooms

"I teach first and second grade students, often in a pull-out small group setting. [Phono-Graphix] is a great introduction for emergent readers. [Students] love to work with the picture and letter cards, sounding the letters and spelling the words. I clip the picture and the letters together, to easily "toss" a new word across the table. As soon as they figure out the word, they call it out and get another. They also love to play "phoneme manipulation" (a word I teach them, to impress them with what it is they are learning to do). I spell the first word on the card, then they take turns changing one sound to make the new word. It is a great skill-building activity. Never a year goes by that I don't use Phono-Graphix. "

Jodi C., Bryn Athyn, PA

"Great program, totally worth the time. Wish I had this training years ago! Its fun and engaging for the students, and results can be seen immediately."

Judy Navoni, Bothell, Washington

What certified practitioners say about using Phono-Graphix in thier clinical practices, home-schooling, tutoring and more

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and developed a lot of confidence in my abilities to identify reading and and spelling problems. I can better understand why dyslexic children have such difficulty but know that I can help effectively with my new Phono-Graphix tools. The course has been useful but help and encouragement form other teachers and experts who use the scheme makes it come alive and make sense.I am looking forward to developing my expertise and effectiveness. Many thanks!"

A. Elliman, Surrey, UK

"I love Phono-Graphix and so do my students! They get to experience success from the very first lesson."

Jayna Roscoe, Washington DC

What students have to say about being taught using Phono-Graphix

"Phono-Graphix not only helped me to read, but also helped me pass my driving test! Because PG is so visual, I found it easy to remember the symbols in the driving book. My driving instructor said I was the ONLY person they had taught who knew EVERY road sign. Thank you Phono-Graphix!"

Kiran Sehmi

What our trainees say about our course

"This course has helped me understand foundational aspects of good reading instruction. I have appreciated the detail and obvious care that has gone into making this an excellent program. I'm looking forward to implementing this into my reading therapy program."

Robin Luckenbaugh, Leesburg, Virgina

"The course has helped me tremendously. I was not familiar with Phonographix or didn't know how to introduce the nature of the code. The materials (KIT), books, worksheets and online course allowed me to teach Phonographix. Many of my students are reading now and others are eager to continue with the activities in the book. We had fun with the sound bingo at the beginning of the year. I would recommend the course to others! THANK YOU!"

Audrey Linklater, Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan, Canada