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Emergent and Early Literacy

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by Laura M. Justice, Ph.D.
This seminal text provides a scholarly overview of current evidence-based approaches to emergent literacy intervention as a necessary component of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. The scope of this book is comprehensive yet focused: it is tailored to identify state-of-the-art approaches on a range of topics in the area of emergent literacy, yet focuses its emphasis on children from toddlerhood to kindergarten. This period corresponds to the emergent literacy years, which precedes children’s transition to beginning reading.

by Anne van Kleeck, Ph.D.
The role of parent-child and teacher-child shared storybook reading has been shown to be a key vehicle for supporting children's development of emergent literacy and early language skills. This book brings the advantages of shared storybook reading to the clinical setting, demonstrating how it may be used to support vocabulary, print knowledge, phonological awareness, and inferential language abilities, among other topics. This book synthesizes and applies current theory and research on uses of storybook reading in an intervention context and as a clinical tool. With contributions from notable scholars who actively conduct research in this area. Speech-language pathologists will find Sharing Books and Stories as a Clinical Tool a significant resource on this important aspect of clinical practice.

by Khara L. Pence, Ph.D.
This handbook provides a practical and useable guide to identifying preschool and early school-aged children’s strengths and needs across multiple domains of emergent and early literacy, to include phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, print awareness, narrative, and vocabulary. Specific approaches to assessing and monitoring growth in "high priority" areas of literacy are provided. This handbook also provides guidance for evaluating children’s learning environments, including supports with the home and classroom.

Sonia Cabell, M.Ed., Laura Justice, Ph.D., Joan Kaderavek, Ph.D., Khara Pence, Ph.D., Allison Breit-Smith, Ph.D.
Emergent Literacy: Lessons for Success is a flexible tool designed for speech-language pathologists to enhance emergent literacy intervention for preschool and kindergarten-age children. The book includes 90 lessons addressing key areas of emergent literacy: phonological awareness, print concepts, alphabet knowledge, emergent writing, inferential language, and vocabulary. These lessons are suitable for use in clinical settings as well as in collaboration with classroom teachers. Also included are an overview of emergent literacy, differentiation recommendations, and suggestions for lesson integration across the key areas.

Barbara Culatta, PhD, Kendra Hall, PhD, Sharon Black
This text provides teachers, speech-language pathologists, and others working with young children with methods for providing systematic and engaging literacy instruction. The approaches it treats are evidence based, being examined and refined by classroom implementation. They cover the array of important early literacy and language skills, both print based and meaning based (phonological awareness, print awareness and letter knowledge, story comprehension and vocabulary, and oral and written language). In a casual style and tone, easily accessible to a wide variety of readers, each chapter presents underlying research, applied principles, and illustrations of a variety of contexts and activities for instructional purposes. Ideas for school-home connections are included as well.