Sonia Machanick – Wikipedia

“Sonia Machanick (15 June 1925 – 12 November 1977) was a South African medical doctor, author and educational psychologist who pioneered new methods of teaching children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. She founded Japari School,[1] a special school in Johannesburg that provides education for children who struggle to thrive in the mainstream education system. She wrote a series of four graded reading books (Sounds Travel Too) and other reading tutors in English and Afrikaans (Tom Kan Lees)[2] that were widely used throughout the 1960s and 1970s[3] for teaching the phonics reading method, as well as articles concerning the treatment of children with learning difficulties.[4]” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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