The video emphasizes the importance of phonemic awareness and syllable work for expanding the vocabulary of children with communication disabilities. The presenter suggests using tools such as Easyholds to help children tap out long and short words to aid prediction skills. The Literacy Activity Board offers a Phonemic Awareness activity, which can include clapping, tapping, and stretching out words. The presenter recommends exploring Caroline Musselwhite’s activities to further develop phonemic awareness skills.
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