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Assessing and Teaching Phonological Knowledge (ATPK)

Author(s): Dr. John Munro
Publisher: ACER Press, 1998
SKU code: PG_ATP


Purpose: To identify development level of phonological knowledge, assess whether difficulties are due to delayed or immature development, and recommend teaching procedures and follow up tasks

Range: First three years of school and older children experiencing reading difficulties

Administration: Time varies – individual

Assessing and Teaching Phonological Knowledge (ATPK) comprises a set of practical assessment procedures which allow teachers or educational diagnosticians to:

  • Identify where students are in their development of phonological awareness
  • Determine whether reading and spelling difficulties may be due to delayed or immature development
  • Follow up with a range of exercises for reinforcing and fostering this knowledge

Using a straightforward logical format, ATPK addresses the need to implement systematic instruction in the area of phonological knowledge. It provides teachers a means of helping students with reading difficulties to access the code that enables them to link spoken and written words.

Assessment Content

  • Awareness of sound patterns in words
  • Segmenting words into sounds
  • Sound blending
  • Manipulating sounds in words
  • Phonemic recoding

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Author(s): Dr. John Munro