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I have created a new course! It is over the alphabet-letter phonograms and is free to parents who want to help their children learn to read during the pandemic. Remote learning is far from ideal and this is my way of helping. Use the consultation form above if you would like more information on how and why this course will help.
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I have talked with many parents over the last ten years who want to start working with their children as they approach school age, but are not sure what to do. The resources offered here are excellent tools for preparing children for school as well as providing remediation for those already in school.
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Phonograms Really Do Make You Smarter!
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Having used the phonograms for years and watched children get smarter, I always suspected there was a connection. The study referenced below confirms it!
I've included my favorite part of the article below.
Words learned through the letter-sound instruction elicited neural activity biased toward the left side of the brain, which encompasses visual and language regions. In contrast, words learned via whole-word association showed activity biased toward right hemisphere processing.
McCandliss noted that this strong left hemisphere engagement during early word recognition is a hallmark of skilled readers, and is characteristically lacking in children and adults who are struggling with reading.
In addition, the study's participants were subsequently able to read new words they had never seen before, as long as they followed the same letter-sound patterns they were taught to focus on. Within a split second, the process of deciphering a new word triggered the left hemisphere processes.
"Ideally, that is the brain circuitry we are hoping to activate in beginner readers," McCandliss said.
Reading Programs that use the Phonograms
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This is wonderful work you have done. I haven’t seen anything like it out there either. I get a lot of things in my box for the reading specialist and I haven’t seen anything like this.
It was interesting to hear Chris’ (her husband) remarks. I think most people have no idea what we do when we teach children how to read. He is a perfect example. He couldn’t understand what it was. Then I explained it to him and he thought it was really cool.
Parent of a four-year-old:
I love the program. My four year old is very competent in reading because of it. I love the clarity of the audio. You’ve done a great job, sir.