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1 Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Training Donna Forcier Lincoln Akerman School April 1, 2009

2 Introduction Some Reasons Students Can’t Read: Brain injury, premature birth, or other medical issues. Genetics/familial background in correlation with learning Disabilities. Foreign Language – English as a Second Language.

3 Why do we Read? For a complete understanding (gestalt) of all that we read, be it of information or for pleasure.

4 The Gestalt- the “Big Picture” Copyright © Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.

5 Diagnostic Planning of Interventions for Students who Struggle to Read Test and identify weaknesses. Decide, create, and implement a multi-sensory phonemic awareness or other applicable program. Track data of student’s progress. Adjust student’s programming as necessary.

6 Some Intervention Program for Students who Struggle to Read Successfully O.G. Orton Gillingham (fore-father of all other remedial reading program). Phonemic Awareness – LiPS ( Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program –formerly the A.D.D. or in-depth Auditory Discrimination Depth Perception)

7 Continuation… Wilson Reading System (Barbara Wilson- much brain research, ready made lessons in a sequential order through levels 1-12). Fundations- (Wilson Remedial Program for youngsters K-2). Many other remedial reading programs, i.e. Reading Recovery, Title One…

8 GOAL Each programs’ goal is to retrain the brain in one or all of the following areas to: obtain phonemic awareness (sound awareness) teach phonics –spelling/reading-decoding rules. encourage understanding These tasks encourage remediation of reading and/or comprehension skills; therefore they improving the student’s overall gestalt of what has been read.

9 Some Interesting Facts Brain had to evolve to learn symbols. Early humans read only pictures on cave walls. That evolved as humans did to include other symbols, i.e. Hieroglyphics. Dyslexia-word blindness. Discovered and recorded by a German ophthalmologist in We must learn 26 individual letters and the sounds they present. We use them daily in many different combinations to communicate – read, write, speak, spell. Center in the brain responsible for reading.

10 Resources: Gestalt of Reading triad and overlapping Venn Diagrams Fundations Lindamood-Bell Orton Gillingham Society Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science- Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Md ShaywitzSally Md Shaywitz Visualize and Verbalize Nanci Bell Wilson Reading System

11 CLOVER Syllable Typeexample closed cat le puzzle open hi, me, go vowel team dream e magic erake r controlledstar

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