PHONIC FACES is a unique alphabet that enables children to SEE sounds! Letters in the mouth look like the lips or tongue making the sound, a form of cued speech.
PHONIC FACES have been used by speech-language pathologists, special educators, early childhood teachers,
English Language Arts teachers and parents to develop speech articulation, letter-sound correspondence, sounding out words, spelling words, and phonics principles in children from Pre-K through 2nd grade children learning reading and spelling principles. Also used with children with delayed phonological development, apraxia of speech, dyslexia, and visual learners of all ages.
MORPHOPHONIC FACES incorporate the phonic face for the first letter-sound and a pictorial representation of word meaning for 234 DOLCH words, 95 nouns, and 18 grammatical suffixes. They have been used to increase children's sight word knowledge as well as develop complex phrase and sentence structures within storybook reading.
SPUZZLES are puzzles that teach children to recognize the division of syllables into onsets and rhymes.
Syntactic development is addressed in Four Leaf Luck, an animated powerpoint, that shows the unpacking of complex sentence so that children can see how complex written language is derived from multiple simple sentences.
The Autism Intervention Program demonstrates strategies for working with young children with autism.
Storyboards provide visual tools for teaching story grammar to improve reading comprehension, follow complex plots, and plan story elements for writing.
The Situational-Discourse-Semantic Model enables adults to understand how to work within Common Core Standards. The Situational Context identifies the characteristics of the learning situation. The Discourse Context identifies the organization of the language used in a situation. The Semantic Context identifies the levels of meaning used to talk about and process meaning. SDS tools include manuals and boards to cue the various levels.
Learn more about Phonic Faces and Morphophonic and other materials that teach by showing. Product pages include descriptions and videos demonstrating their use in various settings. Research into their use is available in the horizontal bar above. Help children learn their way!