Ultimate Phonics Testimonials

Beginning Readers

My son is 5 years old in kindergarten and reads far beyond anyone in his class

I must thank you for the best phonics program on the market. My son is 5 years old in kindergarten and reads far beyond anyone in his class. He is starting in an advanced reading program at school. His greatest success has come from working with Ultimate Phonics at home with his mother and me.Rick Waite, Parent

She is now the best reader in the first grade class

Eight months after my daughter started using the Ultimate Phonics Reading Program she received an award from her school for the most improved in reading, and her first grade teacher said that she is now the best reader in the first grade class. I recommend this program.Akan Harrison, Parent

At almost 11, she is well beyond high school level

I used the Ultimate Phonics program for my daughter starting when she was 2 years old. We made a game of it every day, and soon finished the complete program in about 6 months. When we registered her for Kindergarten at 5-and-a-half, she was the only child in the K-1st grade that could read. When tested on day 3, she was placed in the 4th grade. We were then told by the 4th grade teacher that she was already too far ahead for her class. The principal stated to keep her at home and keep doing what we were doing. Now, at almost 11, she is well beyond high school level!Kim Sheppard, Parent

In nine months Ultimate Phonics has turned our six year old into an accomplished, confident reader whose ability far exceeds his age and expected development progression

I have been meaning to write to you for about a month now to thank you for your program. Both of our sons Edward (8.25) and Peter (6.5) have completed the entire course, and the results and impact on their reading has been quite astounding.

Peter our younger child is a normal child with no issues as regards learning or dyslexia. When we started the course he was just beginning to learn to read and was utilising very simple sentence structures such as “the cat sat on the mat.” We decided to use the program to teach him because our dyslexic older child was also using the program and we wanted to see what impact it had on him as a normal child. The answer is astounding.

Peter is now just 6.5 and in the nine months it has taken to complete your course he has gone from a starter reader to almost a free reader. He is the best reader in his class group, and far exceeds his age related national expectations. He is again just short of being classified as a “free reader” which for a child aged 6.5 is phenomenal. In short the course has turned him into an accomplished, confident reader whose ability far exceeds his age and expected development progression.

I can only encourage every parent whether their child has learning and reading issues or not, to utilise this fantastic little program, that represents astounding value for money, to enhance their child’s reading ability dramatically, and far beyond any level of expectation that they could reasonably hold. In short Ultimate Phonics works and will transform your child’s reading ability, if both parent and child dedicate themselves to completing the course.Mark Banister, Parent
London, England

After only six weeks in the first grade she was promoted

My six year old granddaughter Breanna completed all 262 lessons of Ultimate Phonics just one day before she started the first grade in September of this year. After only six weeks in the first grade she was promoted to a combination 1st/2nd grade class. Many thanks for your help.Charlie Cox, Grandparent

My 6 year old son has made tremendous progress

My 6 year old son has made tremendous progress with the Ultimate Phonics program. It is the BEST phonics software out there, and I mean it.P. Elaine Franks, Parent

My four year old daughter is now reading

Your Ultimate Phonics program is a very thorough phonics program without distracting "gamelike" annoyances. My four year old daughter is now reading. Thanks!John Granger, Parent

A blessing to me and my children

I purchased the Ultimate Phonics disk some time ago and I really enjoyed using it to help my children learn to read. The program is a blessing to me and my children.Tillford Thomas, Parent

I have been so excited about the results

I have been so excited about the results I am seeing in my second grade classroom using Ultimate Phonics. I have been spreading the word about your excellent software.Lisa Coffman, Teacher

Struggling Readers

She is now doing very well in school largely because of your program

I think this is the single best reading program out there on a computer. I have tried many of them and yours is the best by far. My daughter Paula loves your program. Do you know why? Not only only does she learn well with your program, it makes her feel smart. And that helps her in all of her subjects!

She is now doing very well in school largely because of your program. I can't say enough kind words about this software. She is now getting good grades in all of her subjects. This was a little girl that was doing poorly. YOUR PROGRAM DID THIS!Steve Horovitz, Parent

He now has an “A” average

I have two boys and they are really enjoying the program and we work with the lessons every night. The oldest one at first was struggling with reading when it was introduced to him in Kindergarten but now he is in 1st grade and is loving reading and spelling. He now has an “A” average in spelling and we are working hard on reading expression and smoothness.

My youngest is really catching on!! He is in Kindergarten and is excited about learning how to read. Needless to say, we love the program and the books will help me a lot to better organize a reading curriculum at home.Makeba Matthews, A Proud Mommie!!

After 4 months on the program, my son scored the highest in the class on the Lexia assessment, and scored in the top percent on the state’s standardized test

I have researched and used many other reading programs, but yours is far and away the best that I have seen. Your approach is phonics based, logical, systematic, highly motivating, and very effective in producing true mastery of the skills involved. As a middle school teacher, I realize the importance of students reading on grade level. No other program was able to compare with Ultimate Phonics. I used to think that if it cost more, and you see the advertisements on television that it had to be “the best,” but that wasn’t true.

Last year during Kindergarten, my eyes were opened when the teacher told me at a conference that my son scored the lowest on the Lexia Assessment, (a reading phonics test required by the district). I was very disappointed, being that he had been on the Hooked on Phonics program for over a year. I heard about the Ultimate Phonics Reading Program and decided to give it a try. Little did I know that it would prove to be the “Success” tool that he needed. After 4 months on the program, my son scored the highest in the class on the Lexia assessment, and scored in the top percent on the state’s standardized test.

Thanks for instilling confidence, and a stronger self esteem in my son in reading and spelling. Ultimate Phonics is the best reading program ever. It changed my son’s life.E. Franks, Teacher and Parent

The program has greatly improved my grandson's reading and behavior

The Ultimate Phonics program has so greatly improved my grandson's reading and behavior. He was so frustrated thinking he was stupid because of his reading difficulty and the program was exactly what he needed. It is doing a wonderful job.Sharon Burress, Grandparent

I LOVE Ultimate Phonics

I LOVE Ultimate Phonics. I wish I had had it for my older kids. I had two that were struggling to learn to read and I was recommended Ultimate Phonics by a friend. The program taught them everything. I didn't have to sit there and tediously teach them because the program did all that for me and these two being boys sure seemed to like being in control of their own learning and not having to sit there and sound everything out for mom. There are absolutely no frills in this program which I really like. Straight, short, and to the point. It took them probably about an average of 10 minutes a day to work through the lessons. If a lesson got a little long, I would split it over 2 days. Thank you Ultimate Phonics.Becky Hannibal, Parent

I have had unbelievable success

I have been using your Ultimate Phonics program for over 5 years. It is awesome! I have had unbelievable success in teaching upper graders to be able to read.Frank H. Razo, Teacher

The program should be in every primary and junior high classroom

I so much enjoy working with your product in demonstration format. I still think the program should be in every primary and junior high classroom in the state -- as a teaching tool, and as a drill tool.Marcia Norris, Training Specialist/Instructor
California Community Colleges

It's helping so many of my struggling readers

Thank you again, I really love the program. It's helping so many of my struggling readers. Michelle Bottenhorn, Intervention Specialist
Cincinnati, OH

Your program is great

Your program is great!Shara Breitman, Middle School Teacher
Northridge, CA

Dyslexia / Learning Disabilities

I have been using your Ultimate Phonics Reading Program to help my 11 year old son who has dyslexia and other learning disabilities

For the past 6 months, I have been using your Ultimate Phonics Reading Program to help my 11 year old son who has dyslexia and other learning disabilities. He does about 1-3 lessons per day for approximately 4 days each week. When he first started the program, my son was at a 1.9 GE reading level. Now he is at a 3.7 GE reading level. I am amazed and relieved at his progress. I believe that the comprehensive, consistent, and systematic approach of the Ultimate Phonics Reading Program has been just what my son has been needing all these years.

My son is reading more fluently now and is starting to build back that self confidence that he lost when he realized that his peers were doing something he couldn't do. Thank you for the Ultimate Phonics Reading Program. It has made a difference!!!Lori Miller, Parent

His reading has gone from a very basic and limited level that was more than a year and a half behind his actual age to about average for his age. This is an astounding transformation and we are all thrilled.

I have been meaning to write to you for about a month now to thank you for your program. Both of our sons Edward (8.25) and Peter (6.5) have completed the entire course, and the results and impact on their reading has been quite astounding.

Edward our older child was tested and found to have some learning issues and dyslexia. His reading was very poor when we started the course despite two years of letter sounds and phonic teaching at the school! He still had very limited ability to interpret the letter patterns and sounds correctly. He also spent his entire time guessing, trying to use visual support or contextual clues to get him through, all of which or course led to disaster and only encouraged guessing.

We started your course in January 2011. Edward really began to show signs of progress at about lesson 100 simply because we noticed that he was finally beginning to know the sound structures of words. Overall his reading has gone from a very basic and limited level that was more than a year and a half behind his actual age to about average for his age, just short of being a “free reader” i.e. able to read almost any book he likes. This is an astounding transformation and we are all thrilled.

Not only has Edward's reading improved as a result of your program, but his self confidence, general demeanour and happiness too. He no longer sees himself as a failure, but a success, able to stand comparison with his peers.

I can only encourage every parent whether their child has learning and reading issues or not, to utilise this fantastic little program, that represents astounding value for money, to enhance their child’s reading ability dramatically, and far beyond any level of expectation that they could reasonably hold. In short Ultimate Phonics works and will transform your child’s reading ability, if both parent and child dedicate themselves to completing the course.Mark Banister, Parent
London, England

It is helping my 8 year old son who is somewhat dyslexic

I LOVE the program, by the way. It is helping my 8 year old son who is somewhat dyslexic (no official diagnosis) - everyone says his reading has improved.Alison Brandt, Parent
Orofino, ID

My son is 13 and was diagnosed with quad Cerebral Palsy at 1 year of age. Your program has provided us with a systematic way to teach and learn. Because of Ultimate Phonics, my son's self esteem and confidence have improved and he now tells people that he loves to read.

I would love to tell you about our experience with Ultimate Phonics. My son is 13 and he was diagnosed with quad Cerebral Palsy at 1 year of age. He attended public school through 3rd grade. At the end of that year, he was completely illiterate, so I decided it was time to pull him out of school and try teaching him myself.

At age 7 my son was diagnosed with cortical visual impairment, which is secondary to his Cerebral Palsy. I knew his visual issues were contributing to his academic failure, but I didn’t know what to do. I brought him to a neuropsychologist for testing which showed he had average intelligence along with some very challenging learning disabilities.

In the course of researching how to go about teaching my son to read, I started learning about dyslexia, which eventually led me to the International Dyslexia Association conference in Seattle, where I saw Ultimate Phonics.

I had been told by a Teacher for the Visually Impaired that kids with CVI need their materials presented to them in high contrast colors like bright yellow on black and without a lot of visual clutter. I was drawn to Ultimate Phonics because it met that criteria, so it seemed worth a try. I have not been disappointed. Your program has provided us with a systematic way to teach and learn. It has been a long process, but my son is currently decoding and encoding at about a 2nd grade level, which has improved his self-esteem and given him confidence. He now tells people that he loves to read.

When I attended the IDA conference I didn’t know very much about dyslexia and I certainly didn’t know how to teach someone with dyslexia how to read. Your software helped me figure out how to begin, and we have been on a path to literacy ever since.

We are fans of Ultimate Phonics. I recommend it to other parents with dyslexic children, and to other homeschool moms who are struggling with teaching their little ones how to read. Michelle Frank, Parent
Seattle, WA

Adult Literacy

I can't imagine a literacy program without it

Finally, we have new computers in the Literacy Program and your WONDERFUL Ultimate Phonics program is up and running. I'm sure you will take satisfaction in knowing that this program is making a difference in the lives of our students. Ultimate Phonics is so easy to use and organized in just the way we have have needed all these years. I hope you have success. I can't imagine a literacy program without it. Thank you.Keren Friedman, Literacy Coordinator
Visalia, CA

My tutors and students love Ultimate Phonics

Thank you so much for helping us out in this way and for producing such a fine product. My tutors and students love Ultimate Phonics.Cindi Riley, Literacy Director
Beaufort, SC

It is the best I've seen for the learners in our literacy program

You deserve accolades for the development of Ultimate Phonics software! It is the best I've seen for the learners in our literacy program. Whether beginning readers or just "terrible spellers," students find the system tremendously helpful. Thanks to the consistent format and high quality voice activation feature, students quickly become independent using Ultimate Phonics.Patricia Flanigan, Literacy Program Manager
Ventura, CA

It is a great program: simple to use, clear, and practical

We ordered this for our adult literacy center and now students that have computers at home want copies!! It is a great program: simple to use, clear, and practical.Anita Citron, Adult Learning Center
Jamaica, NY

We do have other programs but this one cannot be beat

We really love the program. It is clear to the student as to what he must do (user friendly, I think that is the correct term). I work in a prison and have students from 17 to 70 years old. Those who cannot read are put on this program first. Yes, we do have other programs but this one cannot be beat.Sandra Banner, Literacy Teacher

I appreciate how much thought has gone into it

The more I work with this program, the more I appreciate how much thought has gone into it. Thank you for all of your efforts!Nancy Lafferty, National City Library Literacy Services
National City, CA

Enjoyable, easy to use, and a great addition to their tutoring sessions

Our students find this reading program enjoyable, easy to use, and a great addition to their tutoring sessions at our learning center.Eileen Danz, Literacy Coordinator
N. Seattle, WA

Very pleased with the quality and effectiveness of your product

Some time ago, my school, Northern Essex Community College, purchased your Ultimate Phonics program for use in our Adult Literacy program. We have been very pleased with the quality and effectiveness of your product, and it has been very popular with our students.Mike Noonan, Adult Literacy and Transition Programs
Northern Essex Community College, MA

It is great for independent study while the teacher works with other individuals

The Great Plains Literacy Council uses this program on a computer that is only used by literacy people and students. Students can ask at the desk for the disk and use it in times when their tutor is unavailable. I find it a very good program that is student friendly for literacy students. The second set of your program is used in a TANF program (Temporary Aid to Needy Families-used to be called Welfare) of students who received assistance and must attend this program to receive public assistance and read below a sixth grade level. It is great for independent study while the teacher works with other individuals.Marietta Meng, Literacy Teacher
Altus, OK

It's a great program

We have benefited from your reading program for some time now. I'm sure you know that it's a great program.Paulo Solis, Special Services
Metropolitan Skills Center

We just love it

We just love it and so do the students.Linda Gaenicke
Taft College - Taft, CA

Thank you for this wonderful program

The attached is a letter written by one of my students who entered my class unable to read or write. I share this with you to show how his efforts blossomed under my tutelage coupled with his time with Ultimate Phonics. Thank you for this wonderful program.

"-- Miss Eagle, because of you I like to come to school. I love you as my teacher. You are a nice person who makes me help myself learn new things. For the first time I am able to respect myself and the lessons I complete. Because of my educational growth I have discovered a new pride in myself and in my accomplishments. Because of you I now care about who I am, and who I may yet become. Thank you very much. Ken Roy Lewis--"Carol Lane Eagle, Life Skills Instructors
Delaware Correctional Center

ESL / ELL

For such a simple, inexpensive program your effectiveness is awesome!

Just for your information, we are a Literacy Council and we teach adults to read, write and speak English. We teach Americans who can't read, and immigrant people who are learning English. We adore your Ultimate Phonics program, and several of our students have bought the disc in the past to take home and use on their own with wonderful results! For such a simple, inexpensive program your effectiveness is awesome!Maggie Nelson, Literacy Council of Union County
Monroe, NC

I would like to tell you about the success of your product in my classroom

I would like to tell you about the success of your product in my classroom. I have been using your product, Ultimate Phonics, for about 1 1/2 years. I have been teaching third grade with the majority of my students coming from Spanish speaking background.Robert Beckner, Teacher
Chula Vista, CA

The bottom line is that this program works wonderfully!

We are a smaller Adult Basic Education program and we tend to have several ESL students. One of our ESL students is a lady from Korea. She has lived here several years, but still has some problems with English. She has had great success with the Ultimate Phonics program. It is a benefit for her to be able to hear the pronunciation of the word as she is seeing it. We had worked with phonics flash cards previously. This proved difficult as we all pronounce words in different ways. We have a distinctive dialect here in Indiana. Our dialect tends to differ from county to county as well as north to south.

The bottom line is that this program works wonderfully! We like the double emphasis of hearing and seeing the words at the same time. And the fact that they are all pronounced in the same manner. There is a good focus on how words in English are put together.Kim Berry, Literacy Teacher
Greencastle, IN

I use Ultimate Phonics with my ESL students

I use Ultimate Phonics with my ESL students at our Adult Learning Center. The copy I have ordered is for a Vietnamese man--he is a beginning student -- it's helping his pronunciation so his daughter wanted it for him to practice at home. I've also recommended it to parents whose children are having difficulty with phonics.Bonnie Wennerstrom, Literacy Teacher

Autism

Our autistic son, who hadn't spoken anything clearly by 4 years of age, sat down beside his brother at the computer and suddenly started to repeat the words right along with his brother!

Our 6 year old has been using the Ultimate Phonics program for about a year and is now reading at about a grade 2 level according to local educators. We love how the program easily progresses with no prep necessary for the busy parent and he loves to print off his word lists to read to his dad at the end of the day.

One morning, while our 6 year old was using the Ultimate Phonics program, our autistic son, who hadn't spoken anything clearly by 4 years of age, sat down beside his brother at the computer and suddenly started to repeat the words right along with his brother!

I (his mother) was brought to tears as he spoke the words so clearly right along with the voice that I immediately called up my parents and my husband exclaiming "HE CAN TALK!".

This was a huge pivotal moment in my son's life because up until this point we weren't sure if he understood how to communicate and we were exploring through his speech therapy ways of teaching him sign language on the chance that he might never speak.

Once we realized through your amazing program that he had the abilities and the desire to speak, it has just been a matter of working with him on a daily basis to encourage him to "use his words" on a regular basis.

Thank you SO MUCH for not only empowering my children to read (our third son, at 2 1/2 years of age, is now joining in on the fun by sitting and repeating the words with his brothers) but also empowering our son to speak! :D Needless to say, we will continue to use this program -- which the kids call "Special Reading School" -- as a integral part of our home school program and we've been recommending it to everybody we know!Caroline Winship, Parent