A phonemic cue is a verbal prompt that uses phonological information to trigger a word. The cue could include a variety of information, ranging from the initial phoneme (e.g., “t” for turtle) to the first few phonemes (e.g., “bl” for black). The purpose of providing a phonemic cue is to facilitate word retrieval primarily with children. This can also be a strategy used with individuals who have anomia as a result of aphasia or those who have agraphia and alexia (Beeson et al. 2010).
References and Readings
- Chapey, R. (2008). Language intervention strategies in aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.Google Scholar