Phonics Alive! is a unique and revolutionary concept. It can be used with students at a very early age, through to adults. The program can be used with students with learning difficulties, those for whom English is a second language, and those in a skills acquisition stage of learning to read. Phonics Alive! consists of 20 separate modules, each introducing a cluster of sounds presented as beginning, medial and ending sounds. The program introduces all single sounds of the alphabet, and sound blends. All instructions are presented orally with no reading ability required. The program contains over 1200 pictures introduced to extend the student's vocabulary. Each module then takes the student through a number of interactive levels requiring responses via the keyboard, as well as "clicking" and "dragging" pictures using the mouse.