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Read For Africa offers individual teachers, parents, therapists, volunteers and others the opportunity to learn how to teach reading and spelling using the Phono-Graphix Reading method whilst working towards an international certification as an Independent Phono-Graphix Reading Therapist. 

 

Follow this link for more information about our
online course and the resource options
 

 

 

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THE CERTIFICATION COURSE COVERS THE FOLLOWING:

  • Overview of Theory in Phonetic Instruction
  • Teaching Reading and Spelling
  • Basic Code Reading and Spelling
  • Advanced Code Reading and Spelling
  • Multi-syllable Reading and Spelling
  • Presentation of lessons for teaching reading and spelling at varying levels
  • How to be a “buddy reader” and maximise reading time with learners to improve fluency as well as ones visual memory and therefore spelling.
  • Assessment of Reading and Spelling Skills 
    • How to assess a learner.
    • Discussion of standardised reading tests and error pattern analysis
    • Question and Answer Session on practical application since Day 1 of the course
  • Internship Preparation - how to get started with teaching reading and spelling, what to expect over the 12-weeks whether teaching a learner online or Face2Face. 
    • Record of Sessions discussed
    • Assignment discussed
    • Question and Answer Session on Practical experience to date
    • Practical Examples and Error Corrections

This course will enhance your understanding of:

  • How to assess reading and spelling ability qualitatively and quantitatively
  • How to teach a new reader all the foundation skills needed to be a successful reader and speller
  • How to plan a remediation program and how to implement a remediation program for reading and spelling difficulties

 

PRESENTER: Jenny Taylor:

B Phys Ed – Wits University; MEd – Wits University; Phono-Graphix Reading Therapist and Trainer

Jenny Taylor was trained by the developers of Phono-Graphix in the United Kingdom in 1999.

She established Read For Africa in 2000 as the vehicle to bring the Phono-Graphix reading method to South Africa. She has trained over 3000 teachers, parents and other therapists in the method and has taught thousands of children and adults to read.

She has worked with people with learning and intellectual disabilities through her involvement with Special Olympics, the Hamlet Adult Centre and the Sparrow Assisted Learning Centre. Her MEd research report, for which she was awarded a distinction, focused on Phono-Graphix in the South African context. She works with children and adults with learning difficulties as well as professional people who want to improve their spelling skills. Read For Africa has been involved in Adult Education and Learnership programmes where Phono-Graphix is applied to all curriculum areas. Jenny received an outstanding achievement award for her contribution to the development and upliftment of people with disabilities. She has recently returned from the USA where she attended a Teacher Retreat with the developers of Phono-Graphix in Orlando Florida.

For more information about Read For Africa go to www.readforafrica.com

For further information about the method, the developers and research done globally, go to www.Phono-Graphix.com.

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INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP ON PHONO-GRAPHIX

Our next Introductory Workshop on Zoom is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 5 August from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for R400 per person. 

This is a good opportunity to find out more about the programme, get an overview of the principles behind the methodology and confirm whether you would like to pursue the international certification. If you decide to register for the full course after this introduction, the R400 will be deducted from th full fee.  

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND AN INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP ON PHONO-GRAPHIX IN ZOOM TO FIND ABOUT MORE ABOUT THE METHOD, FOLLOW THIS LINK

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ADVANCED PHONO-GRAPHIX WORKSHOP  

Our next Advanced Workshop is scheduled for Saturday 12 September from 9:30am to 1pm on Zoom. 

If you are already an accredited Phono-Graphix Reading Therapist or if you're working towards your certification, this is a good opportunity to take Phono-Graphix to the next level and see how you can go from "Sound-to-Symbol-to-Meaning". This workshop is a good refresher, deals with integrating basic Phono-Graphix principles and strategies into all curriculum areas, will assist you in finalising the initial certification as well as working your way up the Phono-Graphix Hierarchy.

 

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED THE 1.5 DAY CERTIFICATION COURSE - YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OUR ADVANCED WORKSHOP WHICH IS ALSO BEING OFFERED ONLINE. FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR ME INFORMATION.

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