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Phonetic Reading known at ITA

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Found 13th Jan 2009
Was anyone taught at school in the early 70's a system of reading known as ITA that used phonetics instead of the actual spelling. Did it effect you as much as me in so far as i read very well but i really can't spell. It took lots of extra lessons at school to try and repair the damage and to be honest by then it was to late. It's taken a long time to get to the place in business that am now. What are your thoughts on this and if it also effected you.

As you can tell i am a quite bitter about this,thank god for spell checkers!
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skusey;4055807

diddunt efect mie spellin wotsewever


Funny but this is serious and as you can imagine it has been a rather limiting factor in the world of work!
mikebike;4055845

Funny but this is serious and as you can imagine it has been a rather … Funny but this is serious and as you can imagine it has been a rather limiting factor in the world of work!



sorry:oops:
Not me but my sister was taught by this method in the early 70's, she also seems to read fine but can't spell for toffee. She was told once that she was dyslexic and she seems to have stuck to that diagnosis but it seems odd to me that she reads ok. After reading your post now, it makes me wonder!
Please can you explain more about this?
I went to school in the 70's but dont recall it at all
My wife tells me that the phonetic system was taught up until the mid-eighties. Personally, I think it is easier to spell through the phonetic system because it is more natural and was introduced around 1640. Modern systems do not do the job as well.
I was also taught this and excelled in both reading, writing and spelling. I was always told people (kids) who were taught the ITA way progressed much quicker but obviously that did not apply to all!
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Predikuesi;4056086

My wife tells me that the phonetic system was taught up until the … My wife tells me that the phonetic system was taught up until the mid-eighties. Personally, I think it is easier to spell through the phonetic system because it is more natural and was introduced around 1640. Modern systems do not do the job as well.



The problem with this system is that as you are taught the phonetics the spelling rules that are ingrained from the start are not present so it puts you at a disadvantage.
thank god its not just me, iwas taught ita at primary school, and when i left to go to middle school, iwas written off as just plain stupid, after being told your stupid by so many people you start to belive it. i spent the rest of my life. trying to catch up but i know now the damage is done. i own my bussines and my house outright so i cant be that daft. so thanks to the creator of ita, you made my life and so many others appauling , (hope you cant sleep at night) yours misspellingly Tim..
it has afectid me a grait deal i can read any word you put in front of me but spell it i could not and was never corected it's hard to get by in genral job's even shoping list i even find my self askin my seven year old how to spell sertain words
Wahey for being a 90's kid.

But on a serious note, that does suck :\
My spelling is terrible too but I don't think I was taught using phonetics, would have been the 80's for me. My kids have been learning to read and write using phonetics, or jolly phonics as it's known and while my two eldest sons had no problem with it my youngest just can't get on with it at all. I'm told he's not dyslexic though.
dunno, i read makatons
Im not a fan of learning the alphabet phonetically and reading in that manner either. It becomes especially diffcult when you ask the child to tell you what letter of the alphabet it is and they say it phonetically.

In regards to reading well but not spelling well, do you read aloud or read in your head... makes a big difference.

Im not a fan of phonetics, think they need to revert back to the days when A was A and not ah.
Rupz

Im not a fan of learning the alphabet phonetically and reading in that … Im not a fan of learning the alphabet phonetically and reading in that manner either. It becomes especially diffcult when you ask the child to tell you what letter of the alphabet it is and they say it phonetically. In regards to reading well but not spelling well, do you read aloud or read in your head... makes a big difference. Im not a fan of phonetics, think they need to revert back to the days when A was A and not ah.



ber ah ter

BAT

makes sense to a child hence the delivery method............
pretty sure its all phonetics down 'our way'
jolly phonics stuff etc

old thread is old though
Alfonse

ber ah terBATmakes sense to a child hence the delivery method............




true, but when you have words like phone which ph = f it can get complicated as rules come in to play at a young age, but you coudl also argue the same applies if you teach them the way i was tought in the 80's. I have family who are nusery teachers, one is for phonetics other is against.

My opinion is just that, an opinion. Not based on research but im sure there is research which contradicts.
Rupz

true, but when you have words like phone which ph = f it can get … true, but when you have words like phone which ph = f it can get complicated as rules come in to play at a young age, but you coudl also argue the same applies if you teach them the way i was tought in the 80's. I have family who are nusery teachers, one is for phonetics other is against. My opinion is just that, an opinion. Not based on research but im sure there is research which contradicts.



its stepping stones of learning both the methods are useful
Ohh, I think I was taught phonetically on second thought, as process people have described sounds like what I did.

But I also went for speech theropy as the only person who ever understood my speech as a child was my mother.

May be why I came off slightly better than some others who were taught phonetically.
Alfonse

its stepping stones of learning both the methods are useful




just had a thought if phonetics were to continue in education. could we see the frist message sent to a school kid where F%&k off was spelt Ph*&k off X) if that happens, then its time for phonetics to throw in the towel
Rupz

just had a thought if phonetics were to continue in education. could we … just had a thought if phonetics were to continue in education. could we see the frist message sent to a school kid where F%&k off was spelt Ph*&k off X) if that happens, then its time for phonetics to throw in the towel



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