While reading gains vary from student to student, certified Phono-Graphix practitioners are trained to achieve the same remarkable results as published in the clinical study of Phono-Graphix in the Orton Annals of Dyslexia. This study included 87 children age six to sixteen, 44% of whom were previously diagnosed as learning disabled. In a twelve hour remedial course, 98% of the children reached grade level reading.
Phono-graphix uses no inconsistent rules as you would find in phonics. Just learning of the English Code and mastery of the above three skills.
A child recognizes shape pictures easily. They don’t need rules to understand that when you put two shapes together something new is created. Since letters are just pictures of sound, why would they need a rule to recognize “oa” as the sound 'oe' in the word ”boat”?
The nature of the English code is that letters are just pictures of sound and sounds can be shown with more than one picture. Is this too hard for a child to understand?
Children can easily learn that oa ow o oe o_e ough are all pictures of the same “long o” sound. Just as they easily understand that the above pictures are all different variations of the same thing: a flower.
The nature of the code is that some of the pictures are used for more than one sound as shown above. Is this too hard for a child to understand?
Children can manage this concept as easily as they manage that a circle can be a picture of a marble, ball, polka dot, and more..