So the research shows that sound-symbol association improves reading skills, but what is needed to address the fundamentals of those skills separately? How much work must be done on phonological processing and phonological awareness first before corresponding the sounds with more abstract representations?
“He said the results underscore the idea that the way a learner focuses their attention during learning has a profound impact on what is learned. It also highlights the importance of skilled teachers in helping children focus their attention on precisely the most useful information.”
Think of the implications this has regarding the comorbidity of Dyslexia and ADHD. A child without the skills or ability to regulate their attention certainly faces more struggles than their peers.