Why Focus on Phonics?
Because leading experts have found that the majority of children with reading disabilities have impaired phonological sensitivity.
As the problems encountered by disabled students are similar to those with remedial needs, this means that a large number of both populations have difficulty understanding and making use of sound-symbol relationships.
Experts insist that early intervention with explicit, remedial instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics techniques are essential for these children.
The need for phonics intervention in schools is an obvious necessity, beginning with the earliest stages of reading instruction and continuing until children have achieved their potential mastery of the decoding process.
As guardians of the educational process, we must always remember that persistent phonological deficits are linked to the cause of dyslexia.