What is old is new again…

By | 2017-05-17T14:18:30+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many moons ago, phonics was used to teach spelling and reading decoding skills in schools. Not comprehension – that is a different skill. Decoding is sound-letter (phoneme-grapheme, to be more accurate) knowledge. It precedes comprehension. Then it went out of fashion. Dropped like a lead balloon. Boring, apparently. Not exciting enough. Goodness. Don’t get me started on [...]

Speech Sound Disorder

By | 2017-05-03T16:04:05+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Speech Sound Disorder typically presents in early childhood, and involves difficulty hearing, understanding and producing sounds in speech.” The Age, 2017. Children who have speech sound disorder are often difficult to understand when they talk, and, as a result, often become frustrated because they are not understood by parents and family. Research has shown that parents [...]

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