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Facilitating emergent literacy skills in children with hearing loss

journal contribution
posted on 05.02.2019, 00:00 by Barbra ZupanBarbra Zupan, L Dempsey
Purpose To (a) familiarize readers with the components of emergent literacy and the impact hearing loss may have on the development of these skills; (b) demonstrate the importance of parent-professional collaboration and show how specific literacy-based activities can be integrated into existing daily routines and intervention programming; and (c) discuss how literacy-based activities can be modified to simultaneously target auditory and listening development. Method The paper begins with a narrative review of the current literature on the components of emergent literacy and development of this skill in children with hearing loss. Within this review, auditory-based strategies that may be used to facilitate emergent literacy in children with hearing loss who use spoken communication are described. Readers are directed to contact the authors for more detailed examples of activities and strategies. Conclusions Building emergent literacy skills in children with hearing loss is contingent upon parents and professionals collaborating to develop specific literacy-based activities that can be incorporated into children's existing speech and language programmes and daily routines. These activities can be tailored to meet the individual needs of children with hearing loss and simultaneously address clinically relevant goals that maximize the development of auditory and listening skills. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2013.

History

Volume

15

Issue

3

Start Page

130

End Page

148

Number of Pages

19

eISSN

1557-069X

ISSN

1464-3154

Publisher

Routledge, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Brock University, Canada

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Deafness and Education International