Virtual Training: See-the-Sound Visual Phonics Trainings: Introduction and Refresher Options


The Technical Assistance Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (TAC-DHH) at VCU’s Partnership for People with Disabilities will be hosting two virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© events.

About Visual Phonics: See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© is a system of 50+ hand gestures that are suggestive of the English sounds they represent, and written symbols that suggest these hand gestures.

Visual Phonics is a tool that facilitates the teaching of:

  • Reading through the development of decoding skills
  • Writing through the development of spelling and word study skills
  • Speech through the development of articulation skills and speechreading skills

Participants will be taught to recognize, produce and blend all of the STS-Visual Phonics handshapes and written symbols for all of the English phonemes and more! Emphasis will be placed on the application of STS-Visual Phonics to best practice in literacy instruction for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and others at risk for reading failure. Suggestions will be given for modifications and applications of traditional elementary phonics curricula.

To learn more about STS-Visual Phonics, click here to view the ICLI website.

Both events are limited to 20 professionals and at no cost to in-state professionals. These virtual training sessions will not be recorded due to copyright restrictions.

Target Audience: 

Anyone interested in the literacy needs of children. While originally developed to help kids who are deaf and hard of hearing, this multi-sensory program has been seen to significantly benefit any child who is having difficulty making the critical sound-letter connection so important to reading. People who may consider learning and using STS-Visual Phonics include teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, general education teachers, speech-language pathologists, educational interpreters, and other related service providers and parents.

Thank you for your interest in See-the-Sound Visual Phonics. They have reached capacity for this training. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist and be contacted in event of a cancellation, please complete this form:
April 28, May 5, & May 12 | 3:30 - 6:40 PM (includes a break)
This course is for professionals who are new to STS-Visual Phonics. The training explores the multi-sensory STS-Visual Phonics system of 50+ handshapes/hand cues that are suggestive of the approximately 44 English phonemes and more, plus printed/written symbols that represent these handshapes/hand cues.
This course is for professionals who have completed the See-the-Sound Visual Phonics© training within the last 5 years. As part of this training, you will be required to present a culminating activity that will utilize the skills taught in this refresher course.


4/28/2021 3:30 PM - 4/28/2021 6:40 PM,
5/5/2021 3:30 PM - 5/5/2021 6:40 PM,
5/12/2021 3:30 PM - 5/12/2021 6:40 PM,
8/2/2021 9:00 AM - 8/2/2021 10:30 AM,
8/9/2021 9:00 AM - 8/9/2021 10:30 AM,
8/16/2021 9:00 AM - 8/16/2021 10:30 AM


Tracey Yurechko


Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Hearing Impairment Literacy Paraprofessional Related Services