I'm running a phonics workshop & think this might crop up, esp as I have one parent who thinks their son can't read phonetically and thinks he does it more from memory. He does sound out but is working at phase 4 so isn't as secure as others. He certainly can use phonics in writing. What do I say if they say phonics doesn't work or what do we do for children who don't learn phonetically? My belief is they've got to learn phonetically & we support them to do so but we do teach HF words in a more sight way if they aren't decodable. Also we use mnemonics etc. Thanks!