The following are statements made by Jennifer Buckingham on the conversation between Kathryn Garforth and Jennifer Buckingham found here.
Blending the speech sounds is not easy for every child – to take those speech sounds and put them together so that they make a recognizable word.
GPC’s (Grapheme Phoneme correspondences) must be learned to a level of automaticity so that blending can happen.
My comment: Did either Dr.Kathryn Garforth or Jennifer Buckingham ever ask themselves why many kids are unable to blend speech sounds?
How do kids do blending if teachers teach sounds represented by letters with extraneous sounds?
Listen to a dyslexia specialist teacher from Australia teaching the wrong pronunciation of phonemes between minutes 1.48 and 3.05 in the video here.
For the past 10 years I have maintained that this is the biggest problem for kids predisposed to shutting down. I have tried telling Jennifer and Kathryn Garforth this several times to no avail.
Many kids are unable to do blending and therefore end up unable to read because teachers are teaching the pronunciation of sounds represented by letters wrongly..
The following are a few of my blog posts on Jennifer Buckingham. I urge you to read at least the first post listed below.
To be continued….