Learning Outcomes

Participants will...

  • understand what letter-sound proficiency is and its importance for phonic decoding and orthographic mapping.
  • know the skills needed for phonic decoding.
  • know the three general levels of phonics instruction and their relevance.
  • understand the self-teaching hypothesis and its relationship to orthographic mapping.
  • understand and be able to support students with developing letter-sound skills using specific strategies.
  • understand the importance of correct phoneme pronunciation during instruction.


Watch the video below.




Test yourself:

  1. What are the 2 skills needed for phonic decoding?
  2. What are the 3 levels of phonics instruction?
  3. List one positive aspect of Orton-Gillingham –based programs.
  4. What is phonetic approximation, and when is it used?
  5. Name one well established method for learning letters.

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