Foundations in Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Foundations in Phonological and Phonemic Awareness is part of this year’s Special Needs and Gifted Children track (sponsored by WORLD News Group).

Hat, bat, cat…. If your child cannot rhyme or play with the sounds within words, learning the sound-symbol code of phonics for reading and spelling will be especially difficult. We will focus on the oft-overlooked development of phonological and phonemic awareness, which has been directly linked with success in later reading. These skills are typically developed around 3–6 years old, but if this early foundation has not been laid, then it is important to go back and fill in the gaps for the older struggling reader or speller as well.