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Flash Cards for Short Vowels - Teaching Short Vowels with Flash Cards

Flash Cards Are Helpful Teaching Tools for Short Vowel Sounds


Updated October 27, 2009

Flash cards are excellent teaching tools to help students learn short vowel sounds and other phonics skills. These flash cards will help you reinforce skills in short vowel sounds at home or at school.

1. Flash Cards for Short Vowel Sounds

These flash cards can help children and adult learners with short vowel sounds. The constant time delay technique is an effective strategy to use with these and any other flash cards teaching other skills in other subject areas.
Flash Cards for Short Vowel Sounds:

2. Short Vowel Sounds - Common Reasons for Difficulty with Short Vowel Sounds

Reading to Your Child Teaches Long Vowel Sounds
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Short vowel sounds may be difficult for people with learning disabilities because of:

3. Before Using Flash Cards - Learn Why Your Child Is Not Learning

Flash cards are helpful for most children. However, If your child struggles with short vowel sounds, it is important to find any underlying problems.
  1. See your pediatrician. Get a physical examination that includes vision and hearing screening. Ask your child's doctor if she feels that your child needs testing for frequency hearing loss.
  2. If you suspect expressive or receptive language problems, have your child tested by a speech and language pathologist.
  3. Talk with your child's teacher about screening or referral for full assessment to determine if she has a learning disability.

4. Flash Cards May Not Help if Your Child Has Physical Problems

  • If your child's testing shows vision, hearing, processing, or learning problems, be sure to follow through with recommendations you are given by her doctor, therapist, and teachers.
  • If your child is diagnosed with speech or language problems, developmental delays, or learning disabilities, continue to work with his school as his program is developed and implemented for special education services.
  • Make sure your child attends school regularly. If possible, try to avoid changes in schools or school districts unless absolutely necessary.
  • Work with your child's teachers to ensure that any work missed because of absences is promptly made up.

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