ICRWY Speech Therapists
Speech Therapists as Learning Whisperers
Sending children to school with Reading Ready Brains
Use the online Learning Whisperer training for Speech Pathologists.
A focus on speech sounds - isolating, segmenting, blending.
Speech Sound Monsters are used in place of phonetic symbols
A multisensory, engaging and EFFECTIVE introduction to orthographic learning.
The children record their findings throught the year.
In the early stages the children choose the 'Blue Cow' rather
than the Silly Schwa because they over pronounce the speech sounds when segmenting - however they quickly realise that within spoken words the Sound Pic (grapheme) actually maps with the schwa. This is why you will often see the Blue Cow Monster used, even though it is - technically - the schwa.
The Monster Routine
Blending 13 speech
sounds - using the IPA
Speech Sound Monsters
- we are Monster Mapping!