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About Phono-Graphix®


What is Phono-Graphix®

Why use Phono-Graphix®?

Why aren't children learning to read?


Research in Phono-Graphix® :

Original Phono-Graphix® Clinical Research

Meta Summary of International Phono-Graphix® Research

Dyslexia-specific Brain Activation Profile Becomes normal following successful remedial training
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Assessing the Benefits of Phonics Intervention on Hearing Impaired Children's Word Reading

Brook Knoll Pilot Study

Examining the Effects of Phono-Graphix on the Remediation of Reading Skills of Students with Disabilities: A Program Evaluation
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Dyslexia and the Phono-Graphix reading programme
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Phono-Graphix® — Who Needs Additional Literacy Support?
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Reading Therapy Project


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What is Phono-Graphix®?


Phono-Graphix® is a reading method researched and developed by Read America, Inc. It is based upon extensive clinical experience with children and rigorous research in the fields of reading, cognitive psychology, learning theory, child development, motivation theory, and linguistics.

Phono-Graphix® has been shown to be 98% effective in helping all readers regardless of learning disabilities, to bring their word identification and word attack test scores up to grade level after an average of 12 hours of one-on-one training.

Phono-Graphix® addresses the true phonetic nature of the English language

The English written language is a phonetic code, meaning that each sound in a word is represented by a symbol or sound picture. This is surprising to many people, including teachers, who believe that our written code is chaotic. We can see that our code is completely phonetic, however, once we understand.
Written English uses some sound pictures that are one letter, such as those in the word cat; each letter represents one sound. Other sound pictures are made up of two or more letters, such as the oa in oat and the ou in out.
Some sounds are shown with two or more letters
There is variation in the code
Most sounds have more than one way in which they can be represented. The sound 's', for instance, can be represented in these ways: sat city voice house
Sound pictures are sometimes reused. The same sound picture that spells the sound 'ee' in beach spells the sound 'e' in bread and the sound 'a-e' in steak. New readers must learn to try each possibility when they encounter unknown words with sound pictures that represent more than one sound.
There is overlap in the code

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