The LEM Phonics program is an Australian systematic, synthetic phonics program with a multisensory approach. It was developed in the 1980s by Evelyn Garrard, based on the Orton-Gillingham model. It was initially developed for use by Christian homeschoolers, but materials were soon modified for use in home and school settings by students of all backgrounds, due to the popularity of the comprehensive course materials. The 2020 version of the program has been carefully developed to allow it to be widely used.
The Background to LEM Phonics free video gives a 12 minute insight into Frances Prentice as an instructor and the history of the program. Also, a more complete description of the LEM Phonics materials with pictures is available as a free PDF and video on this website. For more information about the LEM Phonics program visit the LEM Phonics website.