Phonological Awareness and
Early Literacy

Phonological awareness is a person’s ability to be able to recognize spoken sounds and to manipulate them through thinking and writing. Being able to do so is a foundational skill for learning to read and if it is not mastered because ability to recognize speech sounds accurately, reading skills may be decreased. Literacy is important for being able to recognize letters and the sounds they make with rapid processing, to foster strong reading and writing abilities. Therapy targets are tailored to client’s specific areas of need to remediate reading and writing difficulties.