Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness is the ability to analyse and decode the sound structures of a language at a word, syllable and sound level.

Phonological awareness involves a range of skills with different levels of complexity that in typically developing children starts at the age of 3 and continues till 6-7 years of age.

Phonological awareness skills include:

Breaking/ segmenting words into syllables/ beats.

Identifying and generating rhyming words.

Identifying sounds in words and then being able to manipulate these sounds

Blending sounds to form words

A strong foundation of phonological awareness skills can help a child learn to spell and read.

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