Phono-Graphix Member

Read For Africa is a member of the international association of Phono-Graphix Reading Therapists

 

Phono-Graphix™ is a straightforward reading method, which was developed by Carmen and Geoffrey Mc Guinness in 1993, at the Read America clinic in Orlando. It takes the sounds of the English language – and teaches the various sound-pictures (letters) that represent those sounds in careful stages. Nature of the Code

  • letters are pictures of sounds
  • a sound picture can be one or more than one letter 
  • there is variation in the code 
  • there is overlap in the code

 

* These are CONCEPTS that a child must understand, experience and know how to manage to be able to read.

Skills for Using the Code

  • segmenting
  • blending
  • phoneme manipulation

 

* These are the SKILLS a child has to be able to perform.

The Code

  • the 143 or so sound pictures that represent the sounds of our language


Research on the method.

International 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.

Read For Africa is a member of the international association of Phono-Graphix Reading Therapists