Decades of scientific research has proven that Phonemic Awareness (PA) and Synthetic Phonics are by far the most effective methods for teaching children of ALL ages to read.
Yet, most schools still do not teach it, and those that do, may only teach piecemeal phonics without a logical and coherent curriculum. Furthermore, phonemic awareness is rarely taught!
So even though a child might learn all the phonics sounds, but the child still can’t read, because he/she still hasn’t learned how to work with the sounds.
Worse yet, so many schools still prefer the teaching of "sight words" and ineffective strategies of guessing and skipping over unknown words...
...and this is precisely why so many children STRUGGLE WITH READING!
One third of all grade 4 students can't even read at a basic level...
I know the stress and burden parents live through when their child struggles with reading. I see the shame and self-blame in the struggling readers I help.
It doesn't have to be this way! Our children can't read because they are taught with the wrong methods.