Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Phonemic Cue

  • Katherine HallahanEmail author
  • Alexandra Perrault
  • Carolyn Sotto
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_909


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).

Phonological Disorder

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine Hallahan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexandra Perrault
    • 1
  • Carolyn Sotto
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA