'It Just Makes Sense'
The written code is simply a representation of how to 'talk on paper', and easier to understand if you use the IPA as the universal 'code' to represent English speech sounds.
Although there are 26 letters of the alphabet, and each has a 'name' these letters are used to represent the 350+ 'pictures of the speech sounds' used when writing the English language.
So words can be seen as being made up of 'pictures of speech sounds' and as such are segmented accordingly. Every speech sound 'maps' to a letter or string of letters, for all but 2 words.
It is a very 'mathematical' way to view the written code, and has been made 'visible' by Miss Emma using her Code Mapping strategies (eg using Duck Hands, Lines and Numbers) and also the Code Mapping application (patented) to SHOW the segmented words.
Even though, as readers, we are often not conscious of the segmentation, and 'spelling patterns' used when we reach the 'Orthographic Mapping' stage, it is an important reminder to all who assist in the teaching of reading and spelling.
Code Mapping SHOWS learners who have poor phonemic awareness where the graphemes are mapped, and this can be hugely beneficial. Dyslexic students have issues isolating, segmenting and blending the English speech sounds that map with letters on paper.
Miss Emma is undertaking doctoral work and is interested in exploring ways to better help ALL learners and to prevent reading and spelling issues (to offer an early intervention)
She previously studied Special Educational Needs at the University of Nottingham, with a focus on Behaviour Management, PSED and Dyslexia, and was awarded a Masters Degree.