Graduate Research Papers
Visual phonics : its impact as an instructional tool to promote literacy development in kindergarten students
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language arts (Kindergarten); Reading (Kindergarten); Visual learning;
This review of literature examined the impact of See The Sound/Visual Phonics (STSNP), a supplemental instructional strategy, on kindergarten students, especially those at risk for future reading challenges. STSNP is an instructional strategy originally designed for use with children who are deaf/hard of hearing, that utilizes the multi-sensory tool of gesture to focus on the development of phonemic awareness skills. Research reviewed for this study first examined the importance of phonemic awareness in overall literacy development. Additional studies reviewed establish support for the use of multi-sensory instructional approaches, including the specific use of gesture to help efficiently encode information. This review concludes with a variety of research that supports the use of STSNP as an effective tool to promote letter-sound connections in both children who are deaf/hard of hearing and hearing students, especially those at risk for reading failure.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2017 Lori J. Bower
Bower, Lori J., "Visual phonics : its impact as an instructional tool to promote literacy development in kindergarten students" (2017). Graduate Research Papers. 590.
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