Designed for students with dyslexia, the goal of SoundSwaps is to assist students to improve decoding and encoding skills through improved auditory conceptualization. (It’s great practice for all students, but was originally designed for students with dyslexia and auditory processing disorders.) Students will practice seeing and hearing words and learning where and when sounds are deleted, added, or moved to make new words.
Some students have difficulty with awareness of individual sounds in words, of whether two sounds are the same or different, and of the order in which to put them to form a specific spoken (or written) word. These students have difficulty with discriminating speech sounds in sequences and perceiving and comparing the different patterns in sequences in words. They cannot judge the differences between sounds and may delete or add sounds and syllables from words. SoundSwaps will provide practice with visually and auditory processing what happens in words.
Great encoding practice for all kids.