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ERIC Number: EJ805346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Language Is Everywhere! Universally Designed Strategies to Nurture Oral and Written Language
Dixon, Susan D.
Young Exceptional Children, v11 n4 p2-12 2008
In this article, the author describes how early childhood professionals can create positive environments that foster the growth of both oral and written language and how the concept of universal design can inform these practices. These activities are designed with a focus on children 3 to 5 years old. The author first looks at oral language through representative facets of sound play and conversation, followed by exposure to print materials and writing, two aspects of written language. In each section, a table presents examples of activities and suggestions for ways in which universal design principles can enhance practices. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A