Current Course Schedule

Sounds In Motion: Development of Auditory Perception & Early Literacy Skills Thru Use of Body Moveme

This workshop is designed to teach educators a unique, engaging, and effective program that helps early learners in both regular and special education classes acquire phonemic awareness, listening, early literacy, vocabulary, and articulation skills through the use of body movements. The program has been shown to be beneficial to children who are English Language Learners, and student who qualify for Title 1 schools. Attendees will learn body movements for 40 phonemes, along with techniques for teaching developmental listening and language skills.
Term(s) offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
Format: online (fall and spring); on-campus (summer)
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Preschool - 1st Grade
  • Category
    Childhood / Elementary School, Early Childhood, On Campus
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $225 6.0 CTLE or 0.6 CEU
    $80 Materials fee


Fall 2023

  • Section 1:
    • Holly Thomas
      Holly Thomas
      Holly Thomas, M.S., CCC-SLP is the Head of the Speech-Language department at Gillen Brewer as well as an adjunct instructor at Bank Street College. She is a PROMPT trained and Hanen certified therapist who has led numerous parent training workshops in the New York City area. Over the past ten years, Holly has presented Sounds In Motion workshops at the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), the New York City Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers, Everyone Reading, and the Learning Disabilities of America (LDA). She holds a B.S. degree from Northwestern University’s School of Communication and an M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
"This class was amazing and everything I hoped for! Thank you for the zoom option. Holly is an excellent presenter. I felt each minute was used well and worth my time."

"This workshop transformed the way I’ll teach phonemic awareness!!"

"I love how I left the training with so many ways to actually apply what I learned."

"I'm able to use sounds in motion throughout the day and integrate it across core subjects."

"As an SLP, this course provided me with some new tools and techniques for teaching students articulation and phonemic awareness."

"This was one of the best classes I have taken. I have been dying to learn SIM in order to help children on their journey of reading and writing! And to love it! One of the best profs I have had. She’s a true gem."