The Dragonfly Story

Literacy – Rhyme

A child must be able to identify words that have the same end sounds.  The ability of the child to recognise words that end with the same sound is also an important skill required for children to learn to read and spell.

While this appears to be a relatively simple task, a child with recurrent conductive hearing loss will be experiencing inconsistent auditory input.  This will make it difficult for the child to recognise words which have the same end sounds.

As with onset, children with conductive hearing loss need lots of practice recognising the end sounds in spoken sounds.  If the child is unable to identify both onset and rhymes in words, he or she may experience significant problems in learning to read and spell.