RESEARCH

engaging and research-based

 
 

Over the last four years, on average, students:

  • Advanced 1 grade level for every 2 months of instruction

  • Advanced to their age appropriate grade level in 4 months (some in as little as 2.5 months)

  • Advanced 4.5 grade levels with 6 months of instruction

  • Mastered Part 1, Phonemic Awareness within 3 months

In the last three years, 8 of my students have been staffed out of Special Education!


 

Silent Elephant “e” is based on the most current research and best practices for teaching reading, writing, and spelling to dyslexic and non-dyslexic learners.

Research for Silent Elephant “e” is based on, but not exclusive to:

  • Dr. Sally Shaywitz’s book Overcoming Dyslexia, the first book to present fMRI evidence of brains of dyslexics work differently when reading than non-dyslexic brains

  • Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham one-on-one teacher-student instructional model 

  • Patricia C. Lindamood and Phyllis D. Lindamood's Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech

  • Louisa Cook Moats' Speech to Print, Language Essentials for Teachers, which exemplifies the power of teaching reading phonetically and teaching the morphology of our language

 

Download our research sheet for more information about Silent Elephant “e.”


Linda worked with four of my struggling readers in my Second Grade classroom. She used her reading program called Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e” to help provide my students with the foundation that they need in order to learn how to be successful readers. It is a wonderful program that fully engaged my students as they worked on phonemic awareness and phonics activities. The children loved working with Linda and are feeling more confident as readers. They have all made positive gains over the past few months thanks to Linda and her fun reading program.
— D. Miller, Second Grade Teacher

   EDUCATORS    End the year with EVERY student fluently reading with confidence, engagement, and excited about his or her success.

EDUCATORS

End the year with EVERY student fluently reading with confidence, engagement, and excited about his or her success.

   HOMESCHOOLERS    Watch your children delight in their achievements as they blossom into highly skilled readers, writers, and spellers using the step-by-step lessons and videos.

HOMESCHOOLERS

Watch your children delight in their achievements as they blossom into highly skilled readers, writers, and spellers using the step-by-step lessons and videos.

   TUTORS    Take the guesswork out and engage the whole learner through unique multi-sensory lessons developing flourishing, capable students with a true love of reading.

TUTORS

Take the guesswork out and engage the whole learner through unique multi-sensory lessons developing flourishing, capable students with a true love of reading.