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Tuesday July 25th, 2017 9:00AM — 4:00PM
Wednesday July 26th, 2017 9:00AM — 4:00PM
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See-the-Sound Visual Phonics: Making Phonemes Visible to Students

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Event Type: Inservices/workshops Inservices/workshops

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (11 hours) ASHA (1.1 hours) Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Registration Contact: Patty Panuccio, ppanuccio@pattan.net, 800-446-5607 x6841

Content Contact: Sue Ann Houser, shouser@pattan.net, 800-441-3215 x 7243

CLOSEDRegistration is from 8:30 to 9:00

This training is intended for Pennsylvania teachers of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing K-12. Other educators who would benefit from this training are Educational Interpreters, and Speech-Language Pathologists working with children whose teachers are also using visual Phonics.

See the Sound/Visual Phonics is a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading, language, and writing skills. It is a system which associates each sound in our language with a hand signal and graphic symbol. See the Sound/Visual Phonics links speech sounds to our other senses in a natural progression. The mouth movements for each phoneme are then mirrored in a hand gesture. The gesture in turn is reflected in a written symbol. See the Sound/Visual Phonics fixes the movements, which triggers better memory. It has been used successfully with students who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as students with learning disabilities, speech and language problems.


  • Identify the visual phonic hand prompts and written symbols
  • Produce the visual phonic hand prompts and written symbols
  • Describe a student literacy activity that incorporates visual phonics
  • Discuss strategies for teaching Visual Phonics to students learning to read
  • Describe ways to apply the use of Visual Phonics to a variety of types of learners and learning styles

Target Audience

Pennsylvania teachers of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing K-12, Educational Interpreters, and Speech-Language Pathologists

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.

Topics Covered: Deaf/Hard of Hearing


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Additional Information

Attendees must purchase the required materials at a cost of $39.00. Check or money order must be made payable to ICLI and sent to your local registration contact person. Purchase orders are also acceptable. Payment or P.O. should be received prior to the date of the training.