The Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach is a 'speech to print' approach to teaching reading and spelling with a focus on systematically taught phonemic awareness and linguistic phonics. Learners are exploring Speech Sound Pics® and being taught to read for pleasure, not a level.
SSP was introduced to Australian schools by 'Miss Emma, The Reading Whisperer' about ten years ago to raise standards of literacy; 'Read Australia!'. Miss Emma is a former OFSTED Inspector and has returned to the UK to undertake doctoral work, with a focus on early interventions for dyslexia. She has launched her global 'I Can Read Without You' project, and this ICRWY for School website gives schools an overview of how primary school teachers use SSP to teach children to read and spell using a fully differentiated approach. Visit ICRWY to learn about the Early Years (pre-school) and Dyslexia programmes. SSP Code Mapping® and Monster Mapping® are integral to all ICRWY programs, as are 'Duck Hands®, Lines and Numbers'. All ICRWY programmes include scaffolded, systematic phonemic awareness and linguistic phonics instruction.