About The Program



The Hands-on Approach to Phonics and Word Study

Provide at-risk students with an alternative approach to phonics, word structure, and spelling with this unique, multisensory program. Touch-Units® make decoding concepts attainable by involving four modalities: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile. Through manipulation of the Touch-Units students can link sounds to letters, recognize patterns, and build and write words before finally reading words in context. 

Unique design unlocks the mystery for struggling readers!


Each Touchphonics lesson introduces a particular phoneme or phonemic pattern. Through manipulation of the Touch-Units®students then can link sounds to letters, recognize patterns, and build and write words before finally reading words in context. Touch-Units make decoding concepts attainable by involving four modalities: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile. Touchphonics unlocks the reading process for students of varied abilities, within the following populations:

  • Struggling Readers
  • Students with Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Dyslexic students
  • English Language Learners
  • Autistic students
  • Students with Cerebral Palsy

Word building with Touch-Units

Word building is the key step in every Touchphonics lesson where students work with Touch-Units to build and manipulate words. Touch-Units are three dimensional letters and linked letter combinations that provide concrete representations of the essential English graphemes. Touch-Units are made of soft, flexible, rubber (latex free)*, with a textured surface to intensify the tactile neurological input—crucial to at-risk readers.

Easily aligns with any phonics or basal program

Any phonics concept introduced can be preceded by a Touchphonics® lesson for that same concept. This allows at-risk students to develop abstract phonics concepts with targeted, tactile lessons before paper-and-pencil practice.

Program Overview

Touchphonics

Price List

Touchphonics

Sample Lessons

Level 4: Short u Lesson

Research Papers

Research Paper