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THE I CAN READ SYSTEM
The I CAN READ System originally came about through research conducted between 1995 and 2000 by educational psychologists Antony Earnshaw and Annabel Seargeant. It is structured, cumulative and hierarchical, and is the first system in the world to link clusters of letters to single sounds in a unique manner.
The I CAN READ reading programme enables the student to see how letters combine to create invariant sounds and empowers the student to take control of his or her own reading progress.
I CAN READ system teaches three essential skills that the new reader needs to succeed:
- Phonemic awareness
- Blending sequences of phono-graphemes
The I CAN READ reading programme overcomes the difficulties that new readers have to combine letters into blended sounds. It overcomes the problem of knowing how to pronounce words when so many letters and clusters of letters can be associated with more than one sound. Commencing with simple, straightforward words, the student progresses to learn more difficult phoneme combinations, building upon his or her successes along the way.
- Created by educational psychologists following years of research.
- Created by educators with the following qualifications: PhD, BA, MA, Hons, DipEd, Master of Letters, Literature, Linguistics and Psychology majors, thesis based on research into reading acquisition and over 15 years field work.
- ICR creators are also the authors of “Dealing with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties” published by Pearson Education.
- It is a proven programme trialled in Singapore and overseas and is backed by statistical data.
- We have successfully taught over 300,000 students.
- The system has been hailed by Professor Brian Byrne (author of The Alphabetic Principle) as being in line with current research into optimum ways to teach reading.
- If you choose I CAN READ, you are choosing a reputable system which has proven itself over 20 years, is the market leader and is supported by professionals in the field. The evidence is clear: you can’t go wrong with I CAN READ!