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The Sound Way literacy program is the ideal tool to deliver significant improvement to company productivity, profitability and communication throughout its network by quickly providing and imparting effective English literacy training to its employees.
The multi-sensory 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 and experienced literacy specialist into every classroom within your school. Working as the lead teacher during lessons he leads the students through step-by-step process that enables them to learn, practice and master the skills necessary to easily read, write and spell English words.
The Sound Way can be run as a one on one program, or as a class/group of up to 50 participants.
Time required to work with and complete the program is only approximately 50 hours (35 x 1.5 hour lessons).
Extract from Rio Tinto Magazine: An educated Choice
Average improvement of 2 to 3 years in reading and writing ability in approx. 50 hours.
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.
The Sound Way program consists of interactive lessons, presented by Founder Craig Henderson. Craig methodically works with the participants explaining key concepts and reinforces the teachings with stories. We encourage all participants and their facilitators to interact back with Craig.
Work Along with Craig
Each participant receives their own workbook and works along with Craig, filling it out as they go. They start with 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 participants complete three lessons a week. This ensures consolidation of learning and a steady progress through the course. The workplace program has 35 lessons; with the option to extend that to 50 lessons. The 15 additional lessons teach cursive writing and provide vocabulary extension.
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The phonics teaching and learning is progressive and based upon science-backed research. Participants start off with basic words and progress to more advanced words and complex sentence structures. The improvement throughout the program truly is amazing.
"...Make no mistake. The Sound Way is the answer... There are real opportunities in many indigenous communities and The Sound Way WILL give indigenous people the tools, the confidence and the power to access these opportunities."
"It was quite moving to be part of the sense of achievement, when the mystery of the English language began to unravel to the students."
"...Not only were participants results overwhelming, but perhaps just as important was the improvement in attitude, behaviour and self-esteem... I thoroughly endorse The Sound Way Program."