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Post  Marie Dahlhoff Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:19 am

I am just starting homeschooling this year with a 1st and a 2nd grader.
I plan to use primarily CHC books, but I am considering getting a comprehensive
and non-consumable phonics program, Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself.
I have seen it highly recommended, and I have a 3 year old who is several
months behind in speech development because he was born deaf, but had
cochlear implants done when he was 1 1/2. I think a good phonics program would
help him as well as his siblings.
Let me know if you have any good/bad experience with this program or with any
other phonics program.
Thanks so much.

Marie Dahlhoff

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Post  jmjprayforus Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:07 pm

I guess it depends on your kids- I have one child that is a natural at reading and spelling. I have two dylexics, two I am not sure about. I highly recommend a heavy phonics based program to start out with- like All About Spelling (not just for spelling). You add in appropriate readers. I have tried four programs and this one is the most explicit, easiest to implement, straight forward and for what you get- the most cost effective.
I am not familiar with the phonics program you mentioned, but I do use a lot of CHC. I LOVE their stories and LOG for younger grades, but their ACTUAL reading program will not work for my kids- just too unstructured. And not multisensory. I don't know what you would use for your young son. Probably continue his speech therapy (?)and when ready 5 or so, try the AAS slowly.
I think all Orton Gillingham based are a win-win situation- you hit all leaning styles and even kids with LDs.


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Post  momof4 Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:04 am

I use CHC but did find the phonics what I needed for K and 1st grader (now). I am using The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading by Jessie Wise and I really love the ease and the progression and think it has done wonders for my 1st grader.



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