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Phonological Awareness


This animation will provide a brief overview of phonology, the speech sound system of a language, and how these sounds can be pronounced, sequenced and combined to make words.

Phonological Processing - A Real-World Scenario

This animation will help clarify the broad term of 'phonological processing', which describes the neuro-mechanisms that allow us to acquire, retain, and express the speech sounds of our language.

Phonological Awareness Skill Progression

It is essential to understand the developmental progression of phonological awareness skills in spoken language: words, syllables, onset-rimes, and phonemes.


Phonemic Awareness Cards

Click on image to download full PDF of AIM's Phonemic Awareness Cards.

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Teaching Phonological Awareness

This video demonstrates how to teach phonological awareness skills.

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