About The Book
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. Numerous books are available on the topic of emergent literacy, yet few are developed specifically for the speech-language pathologist. This book fulfills this important need.
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.
Each chapter provides scientifically cited background information relevant to the content of the chapter before discussing the “How To” and the “Why.” Figures, tables, and charts throughout the text are easily accessible to the busy practicing clinician. By providing a usable integration of theory and research, it encourages readers to think about building early foundations in literacy to promote healthy early development, and emphasizes the specific approaches speech-language pathologists need to employ when targeting literacy in childhood intervention.
Designed for speech-language pathologists at both pre-professional and post-graduate levels, the book will also be of value to reading specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, preschool and kindergarten teachers, and others.