6 Years Development – Phonological Awareness
Phonological Awareness is the field that deals with sounds (like the sounds letters make) and how these sounds come together to form words.
- Recognizes rhyming words and distinguishes words that do not rhyme (eg floor – sat – odd).
- Defines the first sound of the word (eg, what is the first sound of the word “milk”? s).
- Defines the final sound of the word (eg, what is the final sound of the word “milk”? t).
- Categorizes words that start with the same sound (eg milk, sat).
- Finds the different of three words (eg take, take, ak).
- Combines 3-4 sounds to produce words (eg f – o – o – t = foot).
- Divides 3-4 vowels into parts (eg foot = f – o – o – t: 4 sounds)
Possible Situations Encountered When It Doesn’t Progress
- He may have trouble spelling words correctly if he cannot hear sounds alone in different positions within words.
- The child may have difficulty recognizing that putting sounds together forms words and reading words properly.