This reading program includes the student manual plus the teacher's guide. The program is designed for older elementary students through adults who have difficulty learning to read, whether through learning disability or other handicap, memory problems, brain injury, etc. It is entirely phonetic-based, starting with a letter at a time with only the short sounds, and slowly adding one letter per lesson. It emphasizes not only the reading, but also how to form the letters correctly, how to pronounce correctly (including where to position the tongue, teeth, etc.), to speak it aloud, to read using the word families first, then adding the initial consonant, and to repeat words correctly until it is embedded in the brain. The teacher's guide is scripted, telling the parent or teacher EXACTLY what to say, word for word. It begins at the non-reader level and can take the student to the seventh grade level. Most students advance 2-3 years within a year; one student went from K.6 to 7.3 grade level in less than a year, with a learning disability + mildly mentally handicapped + emotionally disturbed. It took years to develop, but has been successful for myself and my aides to use independently with students. Parents have also been successful with this approach. This is very helpful for those with speech problems as well as a learning disability or autism or mental handicap; even for those who simply never paid attention for years, and now want to learn. You can begin where the student has difficulty and proceed at his or her own pace. Rules are at the end of the student manual. Words for flash card type review are at the end of the teacher's guide. Guide for correctly forming letters is included between the student manual and teacher's guide. This is for the student that struggles, not for the average learner.