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The Sound Way is a life-changing online literacy program that provides it's students with a clear understanding of just how the English language works. In just 10 weeks we see as much as a 5 year reading improvement.

What will The Sound Way do for you?

In general, The Sound Way lifts and improves the reading and writing standards of students by an average of 2-3 school years in just 10 weeks.

By the end of the first week you will also observe a dramatic transformation in the writing standard of every student working through the program.

How does it do this?

Through a step-by-step sequentially developed set of video-teaching lessons, The Sound Way video-teacher teaches and leads your child, or the user, through a step-by-step process to successfully learn and master the skills of English reading, writing, spelling and clearly pronouncing English words.

The Sound Way program places your own personal video-tutor right into your own home. As he (the video-teacher) sequentially develops, presents and explains the vital literacy knowledge and understandings students will need to succeed on the screen, they are interactively working along with him in a face-to-face encounter, recording their work in carefully prepared and provided workbooks. The results users obtain using this cooperative approach to English literacy teaching can only be described as "stunningly amazing". What used to take years to accomplish can now be accomplished in a few short months; in your own home!

Choose from either the junior or senior online Sound Way programs.

Junior Sound Way Program - for all children 5yrs to 10yrs of age.

Senior Sound Way Program - for all students 11yrs of age to adults.

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How it Works

Because English is a phonetic language, The Sound Way programs begin by first teaching and programming the brain with the 45 sounds (phonemes) that comprise English words and the 75 ways there are of representing these sounds on paper (phonograms). The teaching, drilling and instilling of this esssential knowledge starts in the very first video-lesson and continues throughout the program. Integrated within this teaching is a thorough explanation and application of the rules of English spelling. This demystifies reading and writing and makes it truly understable to the students.

Through a series of interactive online, face-to-face video lessons, The Sound Way places an experienced, professional literacy-teacher right into your own home. Working just like a personal tutor he leads the student through a step-by-step process enabling them to successfully learn how to easily read, write, spell and clearly speak English words independently for themselves.

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Average 2 to 3 school years improvement in just 35 hours

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Interactive Video Lessons and Workbooks Provided

Access to the complete set of 35 x 40-min. Senior Sound Way or 53 x 35-min. Junior Sound Way; online video lessons along with printable workbooks.

Clear Introductory Video Explains Roles

A 20-minute Introductory Video clearly explains the roles of the students, the video-teacher and parents oversighting the Junior Program with their children. Parents are not required to teach!

"We can not thank you enough for your efforts in creating a learning tool that has helped our daughter Louise to read, taking her from a withdrawn defensive position to a happy, self-motivated girl who is now meeting challenges head on. We have found that our 7 year old son, Damien, who has Cerebral Palsy, has also benefited greatly. It is difficult to put into words just how well your program has helped our family."

Alison and David Schmichen
Very Happy Parents, Canberra, Australia

  • FAQ

  • What results can I expect?

    Average improvement of 2 to 3 school years in reading and writing ability in a 10-12 week period - regardless of whether you are using the Junior or the Senior program. Older and more mature students have recorded improvements of over six years in their reading ability and four years in their spelling ability in the same timeframe.


    In Homes: 12 Weeks - requiring less than 4 hours per week and the completion of three video-lessons; each one takes approximately one and a quarter hours (including Workshop Book activity).

    In Schools: 10 weeks (One Term) - requiring 1.25 hours per day; completing 5 lessons per week including the 10 Minute Daily Sentence Construction Exercise and Workshop Book activity.

    RTOs and VET Centres: 10 Week Timetable requiring one 1.5 hour lesson to be completed per day, Mon. - Fri; alternatively, 5 Week Timetable - requiring two lessons to be completed per day, Mon. - Fri.

    *All of the above can be adapted to suit the local environment and circumstances.*


    In Homes: 17 weeks requiring approx 3 hours per week and completing three lessons per week.

    In Schools: 11 weeks requiring approx. 1.15 hours per day, completing 5 lessons per week including Sentence Construction Exercise and Workshop Book activity.

  • Yes, powerfully so!!! The straightforward, clear and positive presentation of the video lessons contained within the program provide a much desired positive change and improvement in participants' self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence; all of which greatly helps and aids them overcome their disabilities.

  • Home Programs

    It's actually very easy! The Sound Way Home Program online lessons have an Introductory Video which contains all of the necessary instructions to make it very simple for a Home Learner (young or old) or a Home Schooling parent to successfully implement and successfully complete a Sound Way program.

    Parents do not need to pre-learn any material, nor any part of the program before their children can commence. The Introductory Video clearly explains matters such as frequency of lessons and how parents can be supportive and encouraging as they oversee their children's progress. Older students, 11 years and over, will generally not need the same level of support. If, however, they are young teenagers, they will need some level of support and supervision.

    School, College and Workplace Programs:

    The 12-hour online Teacher/Facilitator Training videos, along with the accompanying Teacher/Facilitator Manuals makes implementation of the program extremely easy for both facilitators and students. All that is required to achieve outstanding results is a committed and motivated teacher/facilitator who will diligently facilitate and oversight their students during the presentation of the video lessons.

    All of the necessary Lesson Preparation, Programming and Timetabling has been provided for the teacher/facilitators and can be found within their Teacher/Facilitator Manuals.

Who is it suitable for?

Children & Adults who need to improve their English reading, writing & spelling

We see an average improvement
of 2-3 years' improvement (and as much as 5 years) with children through to adults.
Children 5 to 10 years of age use the junior program and 11 years of age through to adults use the senior program.

People having Special Needs or learning Disorders

Through many years, The Sound Way programs have proven themselves to work powerfully and effectively in overcoming and getting on top of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD and more.

People rerquiring English as a Second Language

Our programs focus on the mechanics of the English language. This means in a short periodof time, people are actually taught and learn to truly APPLY and UNDERSTAND the English language it at its most fundamental level.

What to Expect When Doing the Course?

Step-by-step, Interactive, Online Video Lessons

The Sound Way program consists of interactive lessons, presented by Founder Craig Henderson. Craig methodically works with the student explaining key concepts and reinforces the teachings with stories. We encourage all participants and their facilitators to be interacting back with Craig at all times.

Work Along with Craig

Each student receives their own workbooks and works along with Craig, filling them out as they go. They start with learning and practicing writing methods, all the way through to completing exercises, that get progressively more advanced as the course goes on.

An Hour a Day, Three Days a Week

We recommend each student does three lessons a week. This ensures that learning is continuous and progressive throughout the course. The junior program (6-10 years) has 53 lessons and the senior program (11+ years) has 35 lessons as well as marking of workshop lessons.

From word like "cat" to words like "miscellaneous".

The phonics teaching and learning is progressive and based upon science-backed research. Students start off with basic words and progress to more advanced words and complex sentence structures. Students' rapid learning rate throughout the program is truly amazing.

One of Our Home Program Testimonials

My 13 year old twins did The Sound Way program just over a year ago. They were about to go to high school and my struggling son was starting high school in a remedial literacy class. After completing The Sound Way program he went from being a struggling student, to being a capable student in a main-stream class with the rest of his friends. His confidence has literally gone through the roof, and he is now happy and thoroughly enjoys reading. His sister, who didn't really need to do the programm, now finds herself able to apply the things she learned from the programme to spell new words she doesn't even know.

We were so impressed with what the two of them have learned, that we've decided to start our 10 year old on The Sound Way. We believe it's like giving kids the picture to the jigsaw puzzle. Before, they may have had some of the pieces, but didn't know where they all went. Now, not only do they have all of the pieces, but they also know how to solve the puzzle that is the English Language.

Sue Neale - Esperance, Western Australia

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How Much Does it Cost?

Junior or Senior Program $399 each

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What contents are included in the Home Launch Pack?

Junior Program
(Children 5-10yrs)

  • 53 x 35 min video teaching lessons
  • The Sound Way Book (PDF)
  • Junior Sound Way Manual (PDF)
  • Junior Sound Way Workshop Book (PDF)
  • Phonic Communicator Drills and Practice

Senior Program
(Students 11yrs to adult)

  • 35 x 40 min online video teaching lessons
  • Senior Sound Way Manual (PDF)
  • Senior Sound Way Workshop Book (PDF)
  • Marking of Workshop Lessons 6 to 34
  • Phonic Communicator Drills and Practice