What people are saying about Phono-Graphix

What parents have to say about Phono-Graphix

"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] 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!"

What teachers say about using Phono-Graphix in their classrooms

"Phono-Graphix has helped our struggling readers tremendously this school year. We have had more growth with the pre and post diagnostic tests and STAR Early Literacy and Reading assessments than in past years when we used other phonics programs. I now fully understand that Phono-Graphix is not a program, it is a reading method. I would recommend it to any Reading Specialist, ELL teacher, or Special Education teacher. It is a very useful and effective tool to help students who struggle with reading."

Shelly Talker, Page, Arizona

"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

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

"I've been using this program for children with learning disabilities for the past 10 years and it has yielded 100% success rate with all of my students. I've received many appreciative feedback from my students' parents. I am glad I was introduced to this program by my former employer/mentor. I want to take this opportunity to thank the author/creator and all involved in the Phono-Graphix Reading Company."

Sarine Tan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"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

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 loved this course! I feel for me as a SLP it's the missing piece for teaching kids how to decode. I appreciated that Erin took the time to provide feedback after the Pink, Blue, and Purple assignments. Her insights and suggestions were invaluable."

Christine Hwang, Rockville, Maryland

"This course has given me an entirely different strategy for understanding the code. The students I introduced my new learning to were thankful which made our lessons successful."

Steve Haney, elementary special education teacher in Vermont

"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

"It was valuable to learn about the Phono-Graphix method after hearing about it for several years. The method seems especially useful as an intervention for students who are having difficulty "breaking the code" of reading, and the course offers ways to assess students and use the assessment to design an intervention for each student. It was useful to be able to do the course online. I believe I got just about as much, or perhaps even more, out of it by doing it online as I would have in an in-person class."

Catherine Lawler, Silver Spring, MD

"I enjoyed the course very much, got a great deal more out of it than I thought. The speedy replies from the course co-ordinators were much appreciated. First time I have done an online course and it worked well for me. Congratulations for working out such a good program"

Pamela Corbyn, Spearwood, Australia

"This has been an excellent course. I have learnt so much and have used so many of the techniques with my students."

Beverley Mallach, Singapore

"I enjoyed the step by step video. Very helpful!"

Beatrice Chung, Philadelphia, PA

"The detailed audio and animated breakdown of the lessons within each level was very useful and helped me to be able to visualize what it should look like with my students."

Lindsay Hojnacki, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"The Phono-Graphix system is so much more logical than any other system I've worked with, it makes sense and it's fun! I liked the amount of practicals we had to do - I'm sure we wouldn't have had that in a one week, face-to-face course. I also enjoyed seeing the system in action, eg in the videos of Michelle with Shelby. I've started working with 2 six-year-olds, and they've made huge progress already in two lessons! The second child is extremely distractable - and I couldn't believe how he was able to focus for a whole hour non-stop! The system obviously made total sense to him, which clearly hasn't happened before! Thanks very much for the imput and answering all my questions - I know I've got more, so I hope I'll be able to continue sending them in as I think about it. Keep up the great work!"

Bronwen Williams, Auckland, New Zealand

"Phonographix teaches decoding skills to children taking into account at their own developmental level. It's screening is easy to administer and will not make the student feel like they are going to a test! This allows immediate planning of intervention with a combination of levels that increases the child's confidence and at the same time challenges them to improve skills! In terms of adult learning, the accessibility of the online resources makes it very convenient for professionals to work in our own pace while receiving great support to video conferences and prompt response via email as well."

Ma Charisse Evangelista, Singapore

"The Phono-Graphix Training Course is an unbelievable course. It takes you through step by step at such a manageable pace that before you know it, you have completed all of the assignments and you feel confident to get out there and teach it. Thank you so much!"

Sarah Menu, East Hampton, NY

"Phono-Graphix has been a great learning experience. I found all the tools and techniques to be a great asset to my teaching."

Abigail Moul, Philadelphia, PA

"As a "seasoned" teacher who has spent many years teaching the 'phonics code', I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to learn Nature of the Code taught in this Phono-Graphix course! It seems to make perfect sense and I can't wait to instruct my students in this code! I believe they will thrive as readers (and as spellers it turns out) using this method! This is the first time I have taken a course on line and I have found it to be very convenient time-wise; finally something productive to do when you awake in the middle of the night or have an evening home! The graphics in the course keep you awake and the pace does not drag. The lessons are clear and concise with many examples cited."

Marilyn Smith, Longmeadow, MA

"I have really enjoyed the Phono-Graphix Course. It has really helped me understand how to teach reading and spelling in fun and simple ways that are designed to meet the needs of all students at different levels. I have learned a lot from the instructions, articles and videos. The comments on the assignment always gave me a push to proceed enthusiastically in the course. The error corrections helped me a lot as they are not looked at as mistakes they are learning opportunities. Looking forward to applying it with all my students in the coming years!"

Sina Saghah, Amman, Jordan

"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

"The course was well organized, with plenty of additional information in the form of articles to further enhance material covered in the various segments. The demonstrations of implementing Phono-Graphix were hugely helpful and enable me to develop a really good understanding of this instructional program. Phono-Graphix isn't just a tool for children to learn how to read, it is THE tool that ensures every child's success in reading."

C. Carlson, Calgary, Alberta

"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

"I very much enjoyed the self-pacing of the program. I was able to start the program in one school year, skip summer, and finish it the next...I'm thrilled that the information will always be available to me, and I'm discovering the resources on the Phono-Graphix member's site. Thank you for enabling me to extend my skills with such an amazing program. I can't wait to continue to dive in and help more kids."

Jill Perkins, Sun Valley, ID

"I learned so much through this interactive course. I know that all of my students will benefit from the techniques that are taught. It amazes me how quickly I see gains in their reading now!"

Michelle Lundquist, Sanford, FL

"This program is a great way to learn about Phono-Graphix and gives you all the tools to be a great teacher! It exposes you to great lessons plans along with being able to see those lessons being carried out. Amazing program!"

Angie Chang, Los Gatos, CA

"Phonographix is an excellent program because of its structure and exceptional lessons. It is worth your while and students will surely become better readers because of the way they are learning to recognize sounds and sound pictures."

Jessica Vera, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"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

"I have really enjoyed learning the Phono-Graphix method of teaching students to be better readers and spellers. The program has allowed me to help students connect with reading and better understand the reading/spelling process."

Kathy Gibson, Sun Valley, ID

"The course was very informative and easy to follow. Thank you!"

Linda Bond, Easton, PA

"The course is clearly explained with opportunities to practice the lessons as you go. It's great to be able to complete it at your own pace and to have questions answered as you work through it."

Margaret Shaw, Singapore

"This is a great course! Explains in great detail, and I enjoyed the practice assignments. It really help me grasp the overall picture of the program"

K. Germek, Altamont Springs, FL

"This online training course is wonderful! I have taken online classes and trainings in other areas and they pale in comparison to this one. The use of sounds, cartoons, videos, and other media (i.e. articles) keeps it very interesting!"

Kira Hughes-Rivera, San Diego, California

"This is a really great course. Phono-Graphix is like the missing link, in the foundation of learning to read. It teaches learners how to 'crack the code' of the sound-symbol correspondence in reading. The lessons are practical, and clearly structured, not rule-based. Lessons give the learner hands-on experience and practise, in getting inside words, blending sounds together for meaning, manipulating sounds to navigate the different ways of writing sounds in English as well as how to tackle multi-syllable words. This method works well with adults too. Doing the course online means I have been able to work with students as I have progressed through the course at my own pace, with terrific tutor help and support by email. I thoroughly recommend it!"

Liz Newlands, Alberta, Canada

"This course was very informative and I would highly recommend it to any educator that wants to learn the proper way to teach phonics and have their children reading. It was very interactive and my students were able to learn so much information."

Kelli Drayton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"This course has been extremely informative and practical in helping me understand the nature of the code and how to teach it effectively to students. I am so glad that I found this course so that I could teach my own children to read and now be able to help other children to read in clinical practice or in a public school setting. I highly recommend this course!"

Christen Mengel, Shillington, PA

"I am a retired, pre-K Montessori teacher. I also have dyslexia and ADHD. I have always dreamed of starting a tutoring business for older children with alternative learning styles. I believed it was unattainable. This online course has proven invaluable. The individual attention I have received, has been extensive, positive and prompt. Thank you, Erin Duncan, for all you have done for me. You are an amazing women. I have recently launched my tutoring business, and work with several children, ages 5-9! In the near future, I will offer Phono-Graphix tutoring for teenagers and adults, with the help from ’Silver Lining’ kit and support book."

Jane Connor, Chevy Chase, Maryland

"This training has completely transformed my work with students with dyslexia. My teaching is more effective and planning for sessions is so much easier now that I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel. Thank you so much for offering this coarse and helping me along the way."

Angie Schertle, San Jose, California

"I loved this course! It was a great way to learn about the program over the summer, from the comfort of my own home. The instructors offered comprehensive feedback to my assignments in a timely manner, which helped to guide my understanding of the program."

Lauren Kellar, Colchester, Vermont

"I truly appreciate this training and educational background in how it is important to teach students that our language is made up of coded sounds that can be overlapped and learning in the context of words. This kind of teaching is very effective since it allows the student to learn the sounds and words in a way that is meaningful, practical and not in isolation. Thank you for teaching us the natural flow of how sounds should be introduced and how best to manipulate them. This is a very effective program that provides a very solid foundation for reading skills."

Esther Hwang, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"This method of teaching reading makes sense. The teachers I am working with this summer are very excited. They have readReading Reflex, looked over lessons and tried techniques with their students the last month. I have used many of these strategies when tutoring students 1 on 1, but was unaware of why they worked. I wish I had this program 20 years ago when I first started teaching L.D. students. Thanks!!"

Vicki Fohrman, Inverness, FL

"The online training program was great because you are able to complete it in the time frame that suits your schedule."

Christina Eckstein, Gainesville, FL

"Fantastic way of learning a program at your own speed and at your own convenience."

Celia Dubay, Washington, NJ

"The Phono-Graphix course provided an in-depth overview of the program and thoroughly prepared me to teach. The course also enlightened me to new aspects of reading instruction and theory that I wasn't aware of before."

Kelly Knecht, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"I am so glad I went through this training. I had been exposed to Phonographix before and this course really helped me to understand how all of the different levels and components fit together. It makes so much sense to teach children using this approach. The support offered throughout the course was wonderful as well. There was a lot of constructive criticism and genuine help."

Jessica Brock, Inverness, Florida

"This program is awesome! I was able to learn a lot about how to use it, but also about phonics as a whole. I cannot wait to use it in my classroom this year!"

Erica Vassos, Bethesda, MD

"I highly recommend taking the online course. It offers a lot more practical information and research than in the Reading Reflex book alone, which helps provide better instruction to students. I particularly enjoyed the error correction component of the course :)"

Callie Scott, Singapore

"This course was so beneficial for my students!"

Melanie Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"This course, I think, gave me a fantastic overview of the program and gave me a vision as to how to gauge each students progress and plan for the next session. I am excited with the progress I have watched my students make and although I am not finished with their work, I have a great understanding of where we are headed. Thank you."

Audrey Mulvihill, Woodinville, WA

"I have enjoyed participating in this course. The programme is well structured and the information is clearly presented. The materials are fun to use. I had previously read "Reading Reflex", however having done this training course, I now feel much more confident when delivering instruction."

A. Hunt, Surrey, UK

"I have been pleasantly surprised to see the quality of training available on-line. Once, I got through my doubts, I relaxed and was able to progress."

Rebecca Rodriguez, Houston, TX

"The online Phono-Graphix course was excellent. It was very interactive with many hands on activities, as well as excellent articles. I enjoyed watching the developers work with some clients and provide good modeling and feedback to the clients. It also served to reinforce some similar techniques that I use with the small groups and clients that I see. It is definitely worth the time and effort!"

Catherine Patterson, Potomac, MD

"I found the course to be informative and worthwhile. I was frequently reminded that the best way to grasp each concept was to actually present the lessons to students. The more I dug in, the more I learned. It took me much longer to complete the course than I originally thought. I was glad that I was able to pace myself."

Michele Sanguinetti, Scotts Valley, California

"This is an excellent course. I could feel my confidence building as I implemented the lessons with the students that I tutor. The instruction, research, and video lessons demonstrating the corrective techniques were extremely helpful. I always felt like I knew how to help my students progress. I highly recommend this course and the Phono-Graphix method."

Chris Fratiello, Rhode Island

"This course is beautifully designed and has thought of a more 'natural' way a reader needs to learn to read. It uses students errors as stepping stones to further reading fluency. The four levels are designed logically and the student can move at his/her comfortable pace."

Melanie Billings, Amman, Jordan

"Phono-Graphix has been a great learning experience. I found all the tools and techniques to be a great asset to my teaching."

Gabriella Ilisco, Philadelphia, PA

"The creators of Phono-Graphix truly understand how to teach reading and spelling, how children learn, and how to train teachers. I have taken this training to help me teach my children who are 18, 15, and 7 years old. I started teaching the Phono-Graphix method to my youngest when she was 4 years old. She has had to wait for me to learn how to teach better, but she has been reading since she was 4 because of the Phono-Graphix method of teaching to read. My 15 year old is actually a good reader, but struggled in certain areas that only the training was able to teach me how to help him. As a parent certifying as an instructor was worth it. I had read the Reading Reflex book, but the training is what helped me be confident in teaching Phono-Graphix to all my children."

Lydia Bidwell, Arizona

"This course has been very informative, interesting and fun. I have enjoyed working through the instruction and the videos. I have been working through the program with my 8 year old daughter and I have been amazed at her progress. She became confident in skills quickly and the exercises kept her interested. I liked the sequence of the way the course present each skill. I am looking forward to working with more students and seeing the amazing progress in their reading."

Hadeel Saba, Amman, Jordan

"The course was excellent! The guided tour of this unique approach to teaching students how to read was well orchestrated to provide maximum exposure to concepts and techniques that can be used directly with students. I am looking forward to applying what I have learned. Thanks!"

Edward Tokas, Cary, NC

"Phono-Graphix provides the teacher with the ability to help students immediately. Older students with reading difficulty seemed so amazed at this fresh and rewarding method of receiving help."

Clarke Glover, Houston, TX

"I thoroughly enjoyed the program, easy to understand and well set out. Thank you!"

Serena Marinucci, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

"I have found the course invaluable and have enjoyed it immensely. It gave me the opportunity to brush up on my teaching practises. My confidence has been boosted and i have been inspired to be more adventurous. The whole internet thing daunted me! So i learnt by discovery. Be it at times after i had made silly mistakes. But isn't that the way to learn? The students i have taught and paticipating in this course has confirmed to me that i must keep trying to bring Phono-Grphix to the attention of everyone. This paradigm shift will happen! So don't be a thinker and linger. Don't dally with P-G. It will enpower inspire and just think what you could do!"

Denise Gummer, Benfleet, Essex, UK

"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

"It was a great course to do to help teachers like myself understand a way to teach students who have difficulty reading and spelling. I enjoyed how it was broken down to different levels and it was flexible enough that they overlapped each other in reference for the child's needs. It was a great learning experience."

Nicole Tanjutco, Potomac, MD

"I have really enjoyed this course and have already seen how Phono-Graphix has quickly produced results, in reading and spelling but also in the confidence this gives the children by seeing the progress they are making. Working with a number of year 4 and 5 children all of them enjoyed their individual and group sessions, sometimes asking for more. As an intervention it can be implemented quickly and effectively helping to bridge the gaps of those children who are struggling and bring them closer to their peers."

C. Gaston, London UK

"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

"The course has been very informative and helpful in my effective teaching of my 1st grade classes. I highly recommend it to my other colleagues, to other schools, and to any educator that needs to focus on the unconditional concepts involved with our students solving words and reading fluently."

Chris Jackson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"A great course, very worthwhile as you learn much more than you could do on your own just reading the Reading Reflex book. Thank you!"

C. Tuasikal, Jakarta, Indonesia

"The course was excellent. The child I have been working with throughout my training has made tremendous progress in his reading."

Vivian Harrison, Oceanside, CA

"The essential Phono-Graphix content is well covered in this online course. I received detailed, helpful feedback on my lesson write ups. I appreciated the flexibility of working at my own pace."

Maureen Gardner, Maryland

"I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for having this course on line. The time invested in this program and the convenience from home has made a world of difference. I am a teacher but wanted to learn Phono Graphix because of my daughter's learning difference. I used my 7 year old daughter to practice on and she went from reading below first grade level to now reading above first grade level. Slowly but surely she is moving in the right direction and it is ALL because of Phono-Graphix. Thank you very much."

Melissa Morris, Troy, Michigan

"I enjoyed being able to work at my own pace and having the opportunity to practice the lessons prior to implementing them in my classroom during the upcoming school year. Feedback about assignments was especially helpful in my understanding of the program."

Charlene Smith, Bangor, PA

"The course really simplifies reading the English language. All the principles taught are clear and concise and make perfect sense. English is a difficult language to read because of all the "exceptions to the rules" but this course clarifies and puts meaning into the way words are spelled and pronounced. The lessons are simple yet effective and the student quickly progresses which increases his\her confidence in their reading ability. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their English language skills."

Roxanne Salisbury, Swakopmund, Namibia

"This course was very informative and I believe that all teachers should review this before teaching."

Alissa Smith, Philadelphia, PA