Research verifies the importance of phonemic awareness (the ability to think consciously about and manipulate individual sounds within words) as a precursor to successful reading. Many students, especially those with language-based learning disabilities, need to be explicitly taught strategies to improve phonemic awareness skills. This course uses published materials developed by Charles, Patricia, and Phyllis Lindamood to teach participants to identify individuals with poorly developed phonemic awareness, and to enhance these students’ ability to perceive, compare, and manipulate sounds within words.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
The Lindamood – Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (Fourth edition ed.). (1998). Austin: ProEd. (This can be purchased through Amazon or ProEd.)
This course is most suitable for K-12 educators who address phonemic awareness as part of their curriculum appropriate for educators at the elementary level, but can be adapted for other levels
Graduate credit is included in course tuition and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.
3 Graduate Credits (fee included in course tuition)
|July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm
Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.
Meghan is the reading supervisor, testing coordinator, and an academic advisor at Landmark’s Elementary•Middle School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Macalester College and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College. Meghan has taught a variety of subjects at the middle and high school levels during her time at Landmark.