The Dragonfly Story

Summary of Literacy Development

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Freeman and Parkens found that children with a history of conductive hearing loss experienced reading difficulties up to 15 times greater then children with no history of CHL. While the links between Conductive Hearing Loss are not completely understood, we do know that children with inconsistent auditory input will have difficulty learning to read and spell.

In particular it’s recognised that children will experience problems with:

  1. Voiceless sounds
  2. Syllables and segmentation
  3. Onset and rhyme
  4. Letter sound correspondence
  5. Phonemes

These problems may lead to the child experiencing difficultly learning to read and spell.