Stacey Mahurin, a Speech Pathologist and Certified Academic Language Therapist, dives into the decoding side of phonics skills. Ms. Mahurin explains how students progress through various stages of development and what concepts and skills students must master in order to become confident decoders. Although most phonics skills should be mastered by the end of elementary, there are advanced skills older students should continue to work on. Ms. Mahurin discusses phonics instruction for middle and secondary students and how to assess these older students when reading difficulties are suspected.
Critical Foundational Skills - Decoding is the sixth course in the eighteen-hour Science of Reading learning path. It was recorded on August 7, 2018 at the John Gould Fletcher Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.