See the Sound Visual Phonics: An Essential Tool for the SLP
Tuesday October 17, 2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Webinar
Wednesday October 18, 2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Webinar
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
See-the-Sound / Visual Phonics (STS-VP) is a multi-sensory approach to support the teaching of reading, language, and writing skills. It is a system which associates each sound in our language with a hand gesture and written symbol. STS-VP 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. STS-VP provides visual and kinesthetic sensory inputs that help to establish correct motor plans for sound production, as well as facilitating accurate storage/retrieval of new/revised speech production motor plans. In addition, STS/VP functions as a storage tool for the association of the sounds of English to the orthography that represent those sounds. Once sound-letter associations are established, the hand gesture and the written symbol facilitate the retrieval of sound-letter knowledge. This associative knowledge is necessary for sound-mapping when reading and writing. STS-VP has been used successfully with students who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as students with learning disabilities, speech and language challenges. Speech and Language Pathologists will see how this system supports ASHA literacy guidelines and will practice implementation strategies to support instruction.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify and produce the Visual Phonics's gestures and written symbols.
- Describe a student speech-language activity that incorporates Visual Phonics into a group and/or individual instruction/intervention for each of these disorder areas: phonological processes, articulation, and apraxia.
- Describe a student speech-language activity that incorporates Visual Phonics into a group and/or individual instruction/intervention with language structure errors: pronouns, -S markers (plurals, possessive, present tense), contracted IS/ARE, irregular plurals/past tense, past tense -ed.
- Describe ways to apply the use of Visual Phonics for literacy skills with PK, elementary, and secondary student populations. Describe ways to apply the use of Visual Phonics to a variety of types of learners and learning styles.
Speech and Language Pathologists working in Pennsylvania Schools
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Richele Herigan, at email@example.com