Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Wednesday May 30th, 2018 8:30AM — 4:00PM
Thursday May 31st, 2018 8:30AM — 4:00PM

See-the-Sound Visual Phonics for the Speech Language Pathologist

See- the-Sound / Visual Phonics is a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading, language, and writing skills. It is a system which associates each sound in our language with a hand signal and graphic symbol. See- the- Sound / Visual Phonics links speech sounds to our other senses in a natural progression. The mouth movements for each phoneme are then mirrored in a hand gesture. The gesture in turn is reflected in a written symbol. See-the- Sound / Visual Phonics fixes the movements, which triggers better memory. It has been used successfully with students who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as students with learning disabilities, speech and language problems. Speech and Language Pathologists will see how this system supports ASHA literacy guidelines and will practice implementation strategies to support instruction.

Must attend both days to receive Act 48 hours


  • Identify the visual phonic hand prompts and written symbols
  • Produce the visual phonic hand prompts and written symbols
  • Describe a student literacy activity that incorporates visual phonics in conjunction with classroom and/or individual instruction
  • Discuss strategies for using Visual Phonics to support learning to read and/or articulation
  • Describe ways to apply the use of Visual Phonics to a variety of types of learners and learning styles

Target Audience

Speech and Language Pathologists

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor


  • PaTTAN - Pittsburgh

Event Type

  • Inservices/workshops

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (11 hours)

Registration Contact

Paula Quinn,, 800-446-5607

Content Contact

Jane Freeman,, 800-360-7282

Topics Covered

Speech and Language


  • PaTTAN Educational Consultant