The Dragonfly Story

Literacy – Syllables & Segmentation

For children to be able to form rules and categorise sounds, they need to be able to hear the individual parts of words.  They need to be able to categorise sounds, make letter sound correspondence, and use this correspondence to form rules.

Children with conductive hearing loss will frequently have difficulty hearing or recognising the unstressed syllables in multisyllabic words. Children with a history of conductive hearing loss need to be given lots of practice at finding syllable segments in spoken words.