The branch of linguistics concerned with spoken sounds; phonetics
The correlations between sound and symbol in an alphabetic writing system; the phonic method of teaching reading.
phonetics The study and classification of speech sounds, esp. with regard to the physical aspects of their production; the branch of linguistics that deals with this.
Using phonics to teach reading involves teaching the beginner the sounds associated with the letters of the alphabet before introducing written words. The beginner learns to analyze words by comparing the letters in them to the sounds they represent.
NOTE: Early practice is confined to words in which the letter/sound correspondence is regular. Once the beginner has established the habit of expecting letters to represent spoken sounds, words containing one or more non-phonetic elements are introduced.
Another term, phonology [fə-nŏl'ə-jç, fô-], refers to the study of speech sounds. Phonology encompasses rules governing pronunciation in a given language.
phonology n. Originally: the science of speech sounds and pronunciation, esp. as they occur in a particular language. Now: the branch of linguistics concerned with the study of phonological relationships within a language or between different languages; the system of contrastive and phonotactic* relations among the speech sounds of a particular language. –OED
*phonotactics – The branch of linguistics concerned with the rules governing the possible phoneme** sequences in a language or languages; these rules as they occur in a particular language.
**phoneme – A unit of sound in a language that cannot be analysed into smaller linear units and that can distinguish one word from another (e.g. /p/ and /b/ in English pat, bat).
In speech, you might hear these words used and even hear about phonological processes which deals with classifications of sounds.
I'm housed at the Middle School, but I also float around campus serving Kindergarten & Middle School students. If you are at the Middle School, speech therapy will be Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are a kindergarten student at the Primary Center, your therapy will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me either by phone or by e-mail with any questions or concerns regarding your child's speech and/or language program.
Looking to get some PI time? I am in need of a few supplies.
If you can fulfill any of these needs, I would be so appreciative. Just send the item into school with your child with a note stating the dollar amount and my name or Speech. Their classroom teacher will pass it along to me.
1. Ziploc bags in any size - gallon or quart or snack size