I recommend without hesitation Arlene Sonday’s Learning To Read system to any parent or tutor–with or without a background in Special Education–seeking to instruct a child to read in an explicit, multi-sensory format. Ms. Sonday’s calm, clear and detailed instruction in her instructional DVD and lesson plans reassure the instructor that he/she can certainly succeed at teaching the material. The progress monitoring tools are simple to administer and are invaluable to ensure automaticity and mastery of the material. Children will find that this reading system is pleasing to the eye, ear and touch. The structure and strategies provided by Ms. Sonday are well-designed to empower the reluctant or struggling reader to unlock the code of the English language through song, touch, writing, spelling, speech and play. The Sonday System is also a cost-effective solution to those who may not have the time or budget to become certified in reading instruction or hire a reading tutor for their child. Five stars!
Parent Liaison for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Dyspraxia Foundation USA