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Robinson Reading System:
The "Sounds First" Approach

A linguistic approach to address the challenges of reading English.


Invented by Dr. Martha Robinson, PhD.
Dr. Robinson is a Psychologist and Orton-Gillingham Fellow.

This Robinson Sounds-Based Reading System is a complete curriculum that uses a new and unique code, invented by Dr. Martha Robinson. PhD, called "Sounds First." Sounds First is a linguistic approach to teaching reading using the fundamentals of Orton-Gillingham. This system has been effective for teaching new and delayed readers, and can be taught with little preparation and no complicated rules. Whether you are a seasoned educator or are new to teaching reading, you can find success with this intuitive approach to teach reading.

What makes the Sounds First approach different?

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