ERIC Number: EJ798442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 11
Dave Krupke: What Exactly Is Visual Phonics?
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v29 n3 p177-182 2008
In this interview, Dave Krupke, retired speech-language pathologist in the Davenport, Iowa public schools, describes "See The Sound/Visual Phonics," whose shortened name is "Visual Phonics," and its use with struggling readers and students with communication disabilities. What distinguishes See The Sound/Visual Phonics from other "Visual Phonics" products is that it is a multisensory strategy that represents all of the sounds of English with a hand-shape cue and a corresponding written symbol. It is not a program or a curriculum, but rather a strategy for representing sound in a visible, concrete way. It can be woven into any literacy activity where sound awareness or sound/letter connections are being taught or reinforced. The kinesthetic feature of the hand-shape cues resonates with children, in whom "muscle memory" is powerful. It also has value for the deaf and hard of hearing population. Krupke describes how one becomes a Visual Phonics Resource Specialist Trainer; presents preliminary results of several studies evaluating the effectiveness of the Visual Phonics program, and illustrates its growing awareness and impact on those using it.
Descriptors: Cues, Phonics, Partial Hearing, Speech Language Pathology, Interviews, Communication Disorders, Visual Learning, Multisensory Learning, Language Acquisition, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Deafness, Reading Instruction, Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa