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Expanding Understanding of Emergent Literacy: Empirical Support for a New Framework

Young child touches tactile book with adult guidance.

Expanding Understanding of Emergent Literacy: Empirical Support for a New Framework
By Karen A. Erickson and Deborah Hatton; Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness(May 2007)

Emergent literacy in young children with visual impairments is examined using a conceptual framework proposed by Senechal, LeFevre, Smith-Chant, and Colton (2001). The utility of this framework for young children with visual impairments is illustrated using data from a field study of preschool classes for children with visual impairments.