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ERIC Number: EJ884370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
Assistive Technology and Emergent Literacy for Preschoolers: A Literature Review
Floyd, Kimberly Kris; Smith Canter, Lora Lee; Jeffs, Tara; Judge, Sharon A.
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v5 n1 p92-102 Fall 2008
Despite the legislative mandate for assistive technology (AT) consideration and the tenacity of researchers, educators, and practitioners to develop more proficient readers at younger ages, cohesive and comprehensive emergent literacy technology planning has not been sufficiently developed for preschool children with disabilities. The purpose of this review is to synthesize information and research on available AT used with young children to promote the development of emergent literacy skills. Following the background discussion, key articles will be summarized, synthesized, and critiqued. Discussion focuses on the lack of empirical research in the combined areas of emergent literacy, AT, and preschool children; the need for conceptualized definitions of AT and emergent literacy across disciplines; existing barriers; and gaps in the research. (Contains 1 table.)
Assistive Technology Industry Association and SEAT Center. Available from: SEAT Center, Special Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5910, Normal, IL 61790. Tel: 309-438-7811; Fax: 309-830-0999; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A