What people are saying about Phono-Graphix

What parents have to say about Phono-Graphix

"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 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

"[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!"

"[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

"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."

"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 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."

"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

"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 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

What teachers say about using Phono-Graphix in their classrooms

"When I began to pull a small group of 3rd grades students at an international school in Europe, where most of the students spoke english as a second and third language, they were all struggling with not only code knowledge, but also segmenting. They did not enjoy reading, and were very poor spellers. After eight months of only one hour a week of Phono-Graphix, all six students have been mainstreamed back into their third grade language classes. Their spelling has improved tremendously, and all six of them have shared how much they now love to read now. The classroom teacher is amazed at their progress, and the International School is now going to adopt Phono-Graphix as its reading curriculum."

Andrea P, Stockholm International School

"It has sound basic principles, makes sense, and is much less frustrating for a child struggling to learn to read."

L. Kuehnle, Lawrence, MI

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

"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

"As a speech therapist, i have worked with other reading programs for years, but Phono-Graphix has finally answered many of my questions regarding the encoding and decoding of words. I have easily implemented what i have learned through Phono-Graphix. From the Pink Level helping a child learn to read using the sounds of words instead of struggling with letter recognition to the Yellow Level helping an older child to recognize the Mr. Schwa, Phono-Graphix is fabulous!"

Mary Calvert, Alexandria, VA

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 was very helpful in leading me into Phono-Graphix lessons. I definitely learned the most through conducting lessons with students and summarizing the lessons in short reports. Before taking the online course I read the Reading Reflex book and I found that this course and its hands on approach helped to cement the ideas from the initial reading."

Michael Rimmele, Batavia, IL

"It's great to be able to have an online course with such comprehensive information and assignments to support the process. The email support was friendly and efficient. Many thanks."

D. Kronenberg, Salisbury, UK