This program is designed for struggling readers, students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and English language learners.
Touchphonics® is a supplemental program with a hands-on approach to phonics and word story. This program should not be used in isolation - it is meant to be a supplemental program to core instruction.
Touchphonics® lessons focus on word building- students work with Touch-Units to build and manipulate words. Touch-Units are three dimensional letters and linked letter combinations that provide concrete representations of the essential English graphemes. Touch-Units are made of soft, flexible, latex-free rubber with a textured surface to intensify tactile neurological input.
Any phonics concept introduced can be preceded by a Touchphonics® lesson for that same concept. This allows at-risk students to develop abstract phonics concepts with targeted, tactile lessons before paper-and-pencil practice.
CAUTION: The following summary was prepared by the program developers and may contain bias
Touchphonics® Research Report