Sound Symbol Index

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It’s About Connection, not Correction

 
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Writing conventions (spelling, punctuation, capitalization) are meant to establish meaning and clarity. To achieve understanding in writing, scholars and amateurs once engaged in nuanced debates and filled tomes with the context of the historical sound of /j/, the spelling of “their”, and serial comma usage. Now, we post distilled and pointed […]

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Why the “Rules” Don’t Work

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Understood.org posted a summary article about the 14 Phonic Rules and the chatter about it highlights something problematic about using rules in Orton-Gillingham instruction: For each rule there is a litany of exceptions.

“I hate schwas!”
“But what about putt?”
“Well, then shouldn’t druid should sound like droot?”
“Breath doesn’t take the long e sound…”

This is familiar […]

What’s after OG? Or, my kid can now decode but their spelling is still oful!

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Do you want the good news bad news first?
Here’s the BAD NEWS:
We really aren’t helping our kids when we tell them that after they finish Orton-Gillingham (OG) they have all the keys to the kingdom that they need in order to read anything they want.

OG covers the basics. Wonderful, necessary basics.  But it […]

What is all this yak-ing about?

 

Some thoughts to consider on why we use yak as a memory image, why we don’t memorize “rules”, and why we want to expose our brain to rarer spelling patterns and nonwords!

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Sweetheart, I Have Dyslexia, Too! 

Although dyslexia is characterized by amazing strengths and weaknesses, and exists as a spectrum, most people (including 85% of teachers) still identify dyslexia incorrectly as an intellectual disability (Headstrong Nation).  This stigma of dyslexia is unfortunate and continues to be detrimental.

We can do better!

If you have a child with dyslexia, please don’t immediately dismiss […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|