Purpose: Develop phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, and reading skills
Age: All Ages
The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech — Fourth Edition (LiPS) is a comprehensive multisensory program that uses explicit, systematic instruction to develop phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, and reading skills.
The goal of LiPS is to develop fluent readers and competent spellers.
The LiPS Program steps are:
- Setting the Climate for Learning, Identifying and Classifying Consonants, Identifying and Classifying Vowels
- Tracking Simple Syllables and Words
- Basic Spelling and Reading
- Learning Sight Words and Expectancies
- Tracking Complex Syllables and Words
- Multisyllabic Words
- Reading and Writing in Context
To teach sound–letter associations, the LiPS tasks progress from articulatory movement to sound, then to letter. Through guided discovery techniques, students explore the physical movements involved in producing sounds and learn to hear, see, and feel the physical characteristics of sounds. This in-depth knowledge leads to the student’s ability to understand how words are constructed and to self-correct—essential skills for independent reading and spelling.
The eight book set of the Phonological Awareness and Sequencing Stories (PAS) is now integrated into the LiPS Program. These 42 appealing stories, organised into eight chapter books, follow the Vertical Path of sound introduction and have engaging illustrations to give the students opportunities to practice successful reading.