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From: karen rougeau
To: phoNet@egroups.com
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2000 4:34 AM
Subject: [phoNet] Introduction
Hi, Karen
I'm an English teacher too. I'm not a specialist in language disorders, but I've heard that phonetic training and practical exercises can do a lot of good in similar cases. Children love all sorts of language games and the practice need not be boring to them. Also students who are past the critical age may experience acute problems trying to master a new set of distinctions and can benefit a lot even from some elementary phonetic practice. Learning phonetic transcription may be very helpful for those who prefer to identify newly acquired sounds with some sort of visual symbol.
I am not sure if this is the group for me, but here goes.  I am an
English teacher, and I have a child that is dsylexic--Central
Auditory Processing Disorder.  Everything that I have read concerning
dyslexia suggests that there are problems involving difficulty with
phonemic awareness and auditory discrimination.  I would like to
learn more about this in order to help my child, my husband, and
other students I may have in the future who have difficulty with
these things.