Reading therapy

Does your child misread words?
Does your child make many spelling mistakes?
Does your child struggle with reading fluency?
Would you like to improve your child’s reading confidence?

Melanie and Chenelle are trained Reading Therapists in the Phono-Graphix method.=Phono-Graphix is a straightforward reading method, which was developed by Carmen and Geoffrey Mc Guinness in 1993, at the Read America clinic. It takes the sounds of the English language and teaches the various sound-pictures (letters) that represent those sounds in careful stages.

This method is suited to:

  • Teaching children to read from age 5 and onwards.
  • Remediating reading and spelling problems.

What does a reading assessment and therapy involve:

  • A reading assessment is conducted to determine the type of reading and spelling difficulties the child is experiencing.
  • Therapy reading sessions are held once a week for 30 or 60 minutes for a minimum of 12 weeks.
  • A follow up assessment will be conducted after 12 weeks to determine progress and if further lessons are recommended
Reading therapy
Research on the methodInternational Research
Results of the 1996 Orton Annals of Dyslexia study conducted at the Read America
clinic by Dr. Mc Guinness of the University of South Florida, showed a remarkable
98% success rate at getting clients to grade level in just 12 sessions. This was the
average for all clients, including those with reading related learning disabilities.Local (South Africa)
The application of Phono-Graphix has been explored in South Africa with young adult learners as part of a Master Degree in Education at Wits University. A research project was conducted at the Sparrow Skills Centre, where Phono-Graphix was shown to be an effective pre-cursor to the Adult Basic Education and training Level 1 curriculum and other literacy practices.
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