The 44 Sounds of English
There are approximately 44 sounds in English, with a slight variation in numbers based on accent. The sound cue cards provided are appropriate for speech sound cues to use in therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and other speech sound delays/disorders. The sound cards are also appropriate for literacy instruction in schools, or in the 1:1 setting. The cards are particularly useful for sounds first phonics instruction which takes the focus off letters and their names, and instead focuses on sounds and their corresponding graphemes (single letter or a group of letters which represent one of the 44 sounds).
Each phoneme is represented by a well thought out illustration which relates to the sound and has word level examples. For example, the image for /k/ has a picture of a kiwi, and a camera, the /k/ sound is presented in these words, but can also be likened to the noise of a clicking camera. The International Phonetic Alphabet symbols are embedded in each image for reference. These symbols are subtle and are not intended as prompts for children, but rather a reference symbol for educators.
Small cards can be printed double sided (9cm), with the information on the sound cue and spelling examples on the back of each card. There is also the option of printing out the images at a larger size (18cm) which is ideal for sound based word walls in the classroom setting.
This pack contains:
- 44 clear images to represent the 44 sounds of English, with explanations of the images and examples of spellings for each sound
- Printing options for small (9cm) double sided cards and larger images (18cm) for sound based word walls
- Print with or without spelling and spelling descriptions (e.g. long a) on the front of the cards
- Print with alliterative names for Stimulability Therapy cues based on the work of Adele Miccio
Format: 3 x PDF files