Description: See the Sound Visual Phonics is a multi-sensory strategy; a combination of tactile kinesthetic, visual and auditory. It uses 53 hand cues and symbols to teach phonemic awareness and letter-sound correspondence to all level of learners. Participants are actively involved in learning the 53 hand cues and symbols individually and in small groups using various activities. They are observed by the trainers for accuracy of the hand cues and symbols. This strategy works with all level of learners from regular education students to those with various learning needs. It works across grade levels. Suggestions are given on how to incorporate this strategy into daily routines. Participants will be given time to collaborate on ways to use it in their individual classrooms. Trainers can give help and suggestions.
Amy Tuck and Debbie Brink are teachers with Akron Public Schools. Amy has taught in the early learning program and elementary age students with mild to intensive disabilities. She has been a teacher for 22 years. Debbie has taught elementary to high school age students with mild to intensive disabilities, and has been teaching for 31 years. Both started using See the Sound Visual Phonics in their classroom in 2003 and have been training for 14 years.