Definition: Phonemic Awareness is the awareness that language is composed into small sounds and the ability to manipulate these sounds.
Speech-language pathologists in educational settings have the responsibility to support education. Since research indicates that children with weak phonological awareness skills have weak reading skills, this is an area that requires remediation. Most of our clients fall into this category and we can help our students achieve academically by working in their areas of weakness.
Adams, M.J., Foorman, B.R., Lundberg, I., Beeler, T., Phonemic Awareness in Young Children, A Classroom Curriculum. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.,1998
Blevins, W. Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success. Scholastic, Inc., 1997.
Clinard, L. Family Time Reading Fun. Creative Teaching Press, Inc. 1997.
Goldsworthy, Candace. Sourcebook of Phonological Awareness Activities:
Children's Classic Literature, 1998.
Fitzpatrick, J. Phonemic Awareness: Playing with sounds to Strengthen Beginning Reading Skills, Creative Teaching Press, 1997.
Lazzari, A.M. and Peters, P.M. HELP: Handbook of Exercises for Language Processing. LinguiSystems, Inc., 1987.
Robertson, C. and Salter, W. The Phonological Awareness Book. LinguiSystems, Inc., 1995.
Robertson, C. and Salter, W. The Phonological Awareness Book – Intermediate. LinguiSystems, Inc., 1997.
Wellington County Board of Education. The Phonological Awareness Companion. LinguiSystems, Inc., 1995.