What’s inside: In this episode, we interview Melanie Schuele (Vanderbilt University) about her work on phonological awareness instruction.
Classroom implications: For about 20% of students, direct, explicit phonological instruction working in concert with phonics is a critical aspect of reading instruction. Teachers need the knowledge base of how English sounds pair to their written counterparts to effectively support this instruction.
Learn more about our guest: You can learn more about the work Dr. Schuele is doing at the Child Language and Literacy Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center by going to ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/cll. Below are some links to her past research and published works referenced in this episode:
The Intensive Phonological Awareness Program (Brookes Publishing)
Phonological Awareness: Beyond the Basics. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2008 Jan;39(1):3-20.
Phonemic Awareness Skill of Speech Language Pathologists and other educators. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2008 Oct;39(4):512-20. doi: 10.1044/0161-1461(2008/07-0080).