Literacy Speaks® is a systematic program designed to teach children letter-to-sound correlations (phonemic awareness) and to introduce children to essential sight words with a sound-targeted approach. The natural progression of the technique leads to literacy skills and improved speech intelligibility.
Literacy Speaks® is best for children who are just beginning to learn to read and are struggling with phonemic awareness. Children entering kindergarten with prior exposure to printed text and letter-to-sound correlations absorb initial lessons with ease and proceed to reading. Children with no exerience or those with current or prior speech sound disorders (articualtion or phonological speech errors) will have difficulty learning letter shapes and sounds and their correlation to each other.