The AAC Learning Center Moodle provides free evidence-based content on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for pre-service teachers and speech-language pathologists. Students will be able to complete activities on-line, and then download a Certificate of Completion as documentation of their activities. Students also will be able to print and complete a guided notes activity that summarizes the key content of the module.
Below please find an outline of the content for Literacy and AAC: Letter-Sound Correspondences. Please click on Literacy and AAC: Letter-Sound Correspondences to view the materials at the AAC Learning Center Moodle. You will be asked to register/sign-in at the Moodle site.
This module focuses on teaching letter-sound correspondence skills to people with complex communication needs.
Key Skills and Instructional Practices
- What are the benefits of literacy for children who use AAC?
- What skills should be targeted in literacy instruction?
- How can we provide motivating and effective instruction?
Teaching Letter-Sound Correspondences
Letter-sound correspondences involve knowledge of the sounds represented by the letters of the alphabet. Knowledge of the sounds that letters make is key to
- successful reading, especially decoding ( “sounding out a word”).
- successful spelling and writing.
We estimate it takes students approximately 45 minutes to complete this module and earn the Certificate of Completion. To view the module, please go to https://aac-learning-center-moodle.psu.edu , register, and log in. You will then be able to select (“Access”) the module on Literacy and AAC: Letter-Sound Correspondences.