Judith Barker

Children's Author

Enhancing Multisensory Literacy

in Young Readers with Diverse Needs

Judith’s passion for developing children’s learning of phonics and phonemics awareness has resulted in wonderfully written and illustrated books that highlight the complexities of our written English. Apart from fostering phonics and phonemic awareness the stories also develop imagination, language and vocabulary in young readers.

We were thrilled to have Judith presenting at the 2021 Fish Creek Children’s Literature Festival where she gave both a presentation and workshop that were stimulating and extremely well received by her audience.

Deb Bray, Speech Pathologist
2021 Fish Creek Children’s Literature Festival Organiser
Judith Barker

Teacher, Author, Educational Consultant

Judith’s desire is to lend a helping hand to those involved in the art of teaching reading skills. Winner of the Speech Pathology Award in 2019 for her picture book The Oo in Uluru, Judith is well known for her multisensory resources—including decodable mini books—which are designed to engage young readers of all stages and abilities.

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Judith Barker's Visual Sounds in Stories aims to reinforce the teaching and learning of phonics and phonemic awareness through a range of multi-sensory activities to enhance literacy in young readers with diverse needs - in a fun, dynamic and interactive way including, art, music, movement and relaxation.

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The Ee in the Deep, Blue Sea

Written by Judith Barker
Illustrated by Janie Frith

The EE in the Deep Blue Sea is written by Judith Barker and beautifully illustrated by Janie Frith. The rich colours and vibrant use of multimedia enhance the magical experience. The book explores many undersea and reef environments and introduces children to twenty of the creatures that live there. It is a great book to not only educate, but also show children enchanting illustrations about the oceans that surround our beautiful island nation.

This is the story of the ee. A curious sound as you can see. The Ee in the Deep Blue Sea is a fun Australian-themed phoneme story that teaches young readers about the vowel sound ee and where they can find it in different words.
Access National School Librarians Magazine (2020)