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D. Keith Geary says
Oh, yes and here’s why.. I use sound descriptions in my writing.
The human brain is capable of changing symbols into sound; ask any music teacher.
Just because audio isn’t taught when children learn to read, it doesn’t mean audio can’t become part of the reading experience.
It’s all in how one uses words to guide the reader’s mind into not only visualizing what is being read but also, hearing the sounds in the image or conversations the author creates for the reader.
It’s so new for the reader to experience, they tend to treat it in a negative manner for they don’t believe it is possible to hear the sounds from written words. People are not taught to recognize this gift.
Reality and common sense tells us how there really isn’t any difference between notes on a sheet of music paper and words on a sheet of paper. After all, they’re nothing more than symbols written on a piece of paper.
A prime example. Individuals are taught to visualize the barking dog as they read the sentence; “the dog is barking at the cat. There not taught to hear the sound the barking dog makes. In this teaching if you add a few descriptive sound words, the individual can be taught to not only visualize the barking dog, but hear what kind of bark it is.