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Foundational research supporting Readable English

“When I first saw Readable English, I was absolutely fascinated, because I saw immediately that it provides all of the other skills in structured literacy that students with dyslexia really need - they need more than just phonics and decoding.“
- Dr. Joanne Coggins, PhD. Intensive Integrated Reading Services

Theoretical Underpinnings of Readable English

An estimated 25 percent of students with reading disabilities do not show significant reading growth despite intensive phonics instruction (Torgesen, Wagner & Rashotte, 2001) and benefits of remediation decrease as students age (Lovett & Steinbach, 1997). These students need multifocal, strategic interventions and supports…

Notes About the Readable English Markup

Readable English makes written English phonetic, without changing the spelling of words, by adding syllable breaks to words, graying out silent letters, and adding phonetic cues to letters.

In Readable English, each letter has a most common or standard sound. These letters remain unmarked…