It's no wonder SSP is so poorly regarded. This is a 'framed' definition if ever there was one! Note the use of 'in isolation', a phrase much used by SP detractors. And the implication that words are sounded out letter by letter. How would they explain sounding out 'think'?
There are also definitions of Analytic phonics, Analogy phonics ( ) and Embedded phonics. (I suspect the implication is that all ways are equally good...)Synthetic phonics - an approach associated with the teaching of reading in which phonemes (sounds) associated with particular graphemes (letters) are pronounced in isolation and blended together (synthesised). For example, children are taught to take a single-syllable word such as cat apart into its three letters, pronounce a phoneme for each letter in turn /k, æ, t/, and blend the phonemes together to form a word.
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/resourc ... f_teaching
There is a glossary of 'phonics' terms, too. Our friend John Walker would love its references to letters 'making sounds', I'm sure No phonics resources, though, although the link was supposedly to resources as well as explanation.
I'm a bit about the site I linked from, too