Information & Resources for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Phonological Awareness

Gary A. Troia, University of Washington
Alert Issue 10, Summer 2004

Phonological awareness is an explicit understanding that spoken language comprises discrete units ranging from entire words and syllables to smaller intrasyllabic units of onsets, rimes, and phonemes. Phonemic awareness is the deepest level of phonological awareness and the most crucial to success in reading and spelling. Evidence indicates that deliberate, systematic instruction in phonological awareness profits many students with and without disabilities.

Phonological Awareness - Alert Issue 10

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