In schools today, literacy is taking on an ever-increasing role. Children as young as 3 years old are participating in a variety of literacy activities. Emergent literacy focuses on oral language, early experiences with print, picture books, and writing (see box, "What Is Emergent Literacy?"). In addition, many fascinating, helpful technological tools are increasingly available to provide motivation, prompts, and other assists for new readers (see box, "How Can Technology Help?"). This article shows how preschool children developed reading and writing skills by using technology.
Emerging literacy through assistive technology
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IDEA Disability Category:
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
opportunities to learn concepts
practice and reinforcement activities