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The Importance of Phonemic Awareness and How to Help Students Develop It – Webinar, Spring 2023


  • Type: Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: This session is offered in both live and on-demand formats. To access either format, please register before the live presentation is held. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. You may then use the same Zoom link to both watch live and view the recording.
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed before the course begins



Phonemic awareness, a subset of phonological awareness, is the strongest predictor of future reading ability. However, most students with dyslexia present with a phonological processing deficit that results in difficulty identifying speech sounds. This 1-hour webinar will explore the connection between phonemic awareness and learning to read, before diving into specific activities that can help students of any age strengthen their ability to segment, blend, delete, add, substitute, and manipulate speech sounds in words.



This webinar is appropriate for educators at all grade levels.



All materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

Certificates of completion will not be issued for this session.
Dates/Time Price
March 28, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern

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About the Instructor

Courtney Anastasia-Murphy

Courtney is a lead faculty member for Landmark Outreach, where she supports students with language-based learning disabilities by partnering with school districts. Prior to taking on this role, she supported students directly as a high school reading specialist and middle school learning specialist. Courtney initially joined the Landmark faculty in 2011, where she served as an academic advisor and taught early literacy, reading, writing and social studies for six years. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a bachelor’s degree in government and gender studies, and earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College. In addition, Courtney has a certificate of advanced studies in language and literacy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She holds educational licensure as a reading specialist, as well as in special education: moderate disabilities, and history.

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