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®?

"This is an amazing program! It breaks reading down into simple understandable chunks for struggling learners. Such a simple concept that letters are pictures of sounds... everyone should teach reading this way. The field of education needs to catch up with the research!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Amy Franco, Title-1 Teacher, Bradford, Vermont

"Taking this training course has been a positive and extremely beneficial endeavor. I have had the opportunity to learn more about my students and I feel strongly that they have benefited greatly from the process as well. I am excited to share my love of Phono-Graphix with my colleagues in hopes that they will start to implement it in the classroom."

Heather Town, Sun Valley, Idaho

"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

"Teaching the different levels of Phonographix has really changed the way my students read words and say the sounds in each word. I love that I have a routine for my phonics instruction and that my students are engaged with the various activities including word reading and building, sound sorting, sound search, word analysis and coded/ uncoded reading. I love this program and am so happy to have been trained in it."

Allyson Marion-Landais, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Are your students reading at grade level? Check our Literacy Growth Chart to find out.
Learn more about Reading Reflex, our teacher and parent how-to book.

US version of Reading Reflex
UK version of Reading Reflex
We also recommend our Language Wise program for use alongside Reading Reflex

Latest News

Jul 8, 2024

SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: 2 new certification courses have just been scheduled! Join a live training course in Malaysia this August with licensed trainer Sarine Tan. Or join a Hybrid Course, with live sessions via the web conducted by licensed trainer Michelle Cicotte. These may be the only remaining courses open to the public in 2024!

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:
The Odyssey School, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland
June 17, 18, 20, 21, 2024.
Sign up early as this course, offered by very experienced trainers, fills up quickly.

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.

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