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Statewide workshop & virtual classroom series on the foundations of Visual Phonics*

* The development of phonological awareness and phonetic skills is part of the Idaho Core State Standards. These skill areas have been very challenging to address with many of our students who have language delays, English Language Learners, individuals with speech or auditory discrimination problems or who are deaf or hard of hearing because these skills are traditionally taught by using auditory input. The See-the-Sound Visual Phonics system was introduced in 1982 by the International Communication Learning Institute (ICLI), to address this challenge. See-the-Sound Visual Phonics provides an option for teaching these skills and not require the use of any auditory input. Visual Phonics is a multi-sensory approach which uses tactile, kinesthetic, visual and auditory feedback in conjunction with 52 hand cues and written symbols.