Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts, Foundational Reading Skills require children to “grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words” http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K
What is Visual Phonics?
Visual Phonics is an evidence-based strategy to teach sound-letter associations and phonics to children who have no access to sound or low levels of speech perception. It’s been effective as a supplement to general education reading programs. It is not a sign system; it’s a supplemental tool to help children see the sound and give clues about how it’s articulated.
The Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) will offer free training for GA teachers (limited availability). See flyer for more information.