What is Phoneme Segmenting?
There are different speech and language development strategies that are used by instructors and teachers all across the globe. Out of these, Phoneme Substitution is one of the most widely used strategies. It is one of those strategies that help develop a child’s phonemic awareness, part of phonological awareness. It is a strategy that revolves around manipulating the spoken words by substituting certain phonemes for others. It is a form of oral strategy and requires no writing. It is essential to have phonemic awareness. That is why we use a phonemic substitution strategy to inject it into students. There is a manipulation of spoken words with the substitution of specific phonemes for others. We have to add phoneme orally as we can't write it in words. It is a subject of pronunciation. Now, it is time to understand how significant this skill is. In phoneme substitution, phoneme is replaced in a word with another phoneme to form a new word. It empowers our skills in literacy development, including normal language development. We substitute each phoneme to make a new word or change it to make another word. We need to delete the phoneme to remove the blended sound from words. The identification of words is necessary after eliminating phonemes. We can drill phoneme in children's minds at full pace by using letter cards well. If you are using the 'CAT,' you will tell your students to pronounce this like this /c,/a,/t/ 'caat.' Then, you will practice its pronunciation with your students with full appreciation. We add, replace, or remove phoneme to make other words and identify different words. It also indicates how word's sound changes.