What people are saying about Phono-Graphix

What parents have to say about Phono-Graphix

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"[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 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!!"

"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."

"[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."

"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

"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."

"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

"...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."

What teachers say about using Phono-Graphix in their classrooms

"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

"This is an easy step by step solid reading program that makes sense! Every reading teacher should take this course."

C. Stradling, Woodbine, MD

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

"This course has been informative and fun. I have enjoyed working through the instruction and the videos. The examples of real life one-on-one instruction is my favorite part. I have been working through the program with my niece, and I have been amazed at her progress. I am looking forward to working with more students and seeing the amazing progress in their reading also."

T. Kinler, Paulina, LA

"This program has served me well for the last fifteen years. I really enjoy working with students that have varying learning differences. I presently have two students diagnosed with functioning autism. This is very gratifying as they really appreciate the code. It gives them something to 'hang their hat on', so to speak. Please know that I am a sincere advocate of the Phono-Graphix program."

Patty Barna, Reading Remedy, Oceanside, San Diego, CA

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

"I think the information in this course is going to be extremely useful as I prepare to put the program into full effect next year with my students. I have been able to coach my teachers through a soft implementation of the program this year as they too are currently enrolled in the program. I also look forward to utilizing the teaching technique with my own son. The most beneficial aspect of this program is the hands on approach to learning the code. Students are actively engaged in learning and this was extremely helpful with my most struggling readers this year."

Danielle Ciallella, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Phono Graphix has revolutionized my teaching. I have been teaching for 18 years now, 12 specifically in literacy and have constantly been searching for approaches and strategies that would move my pupils on successfully - I have now found what I have been searching for! Phono Graphix has had the most dramatic, positive effects on my pupils. The on-line course has been enjoyable and challenging, thought-provoking and informative. The presentation has been varied and fun, something I was not expecting from a literacy course! Had the course not been offered over the internet, work and family commitments would have prevented me from doing it - thank you! The frequent, constructive feedback was most helpful and supportive! I am currently recommending Phono Graphix in all my schools and am using the approach with all my pupils - what more can I say?"

Jean Coyle-Larner, London, UK