Advantages of PAT (Phonological Awareness Training)


The particular advantages of this programme appear to be:

  • There are no words to learn for either reading or spelling.
  • There is a relatively small requirement for memory skills to make progress but the programme does appear to help develop memory.
  • The child plays an active role in generating words and therefore has more control over the learning process rather than having to respond to the print.
  • The short time required to implement the programme (approximately 10 minutes daily).
  • After the very early stages of each book of the programme, a very small amount of adult input is needed.