The Dragonfly Story

Literacy – Letter to Sound (graphophonics)

A large amount of research shows that letter-sound correspondence plays an important part in the early stages of reading and spelling.  If children are to be successful in developing reading and spelling skills, they must learn the correspondence between the sounds of the language and the letters of the alphabet. A child with a history of conductive hearing loss may confuse different sounds. 

Letter-sound correspondence is important for a child to be able to break down individual sounds in an unfamiliar word and to be able to put these individual sounds back together to form the word again. Children also break words into sounds to help them spell.

Children with a history of conductive hearing loss require lots of practice in listening to and identifying sounds in words and then putting these sounds back together in the correct sequence to form words.