|5 Jun 2018||
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
There has been much debate over recent years about the best way to teach reading, but the strongest body of evidence supports a structured phonics program, with the emphasis on the development of students’ awareness of sounds in words, or ‘phonological awareness’.
We now know that a certain level of phonological awareness is essential for the acquisition of literacy and that a child’s level of skill in this area is a reliable predictor of later reading ability. Early language experiences play an important role in the development of early sound awareness and improving a child’s phonological awareness has been shown to enhance their literacy outcomes.
Cued Articulation is a system devised by a speech pathologist which fosters an understanding of the sound structure of the language. In Prep to Year 2 it facilitates the development of phonological awareness. Cued Articulation is taught alongside an understanding of the patterns involved in normal speech development.
The seven-hour course is designed to:
- teach Cued Articulation techniques to teachers
- provide practical ideas for using Cued Articulation for promoting the development of listening skills and early sound awareness.
The course also covers:
- speech sound production
- normal speech development
- common errors and immaturities
- the relationship between spoken sounds and written letters.