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Early Literacy Development in Deaf Children

Connie Mayer and Beverly J. Trezek


A robust body of knowledge suggests that early language and literacy experiences have significant impact on future academic achievement. Even a cursory search of the literature reveals that there has been a major focus on these early years when examining the reading and writing development of hearing children. In contrast, relatively little has been written with respect to the early literacy development and experiences of deaf children. This book is intended to address this gap in the literature with an eye to (1) summarizing what is known, at least to the extent that there is any evidence fro ... More

Keywords: early literacy, deaf, research, language, phonology, reading, writing, bilingualism, second language, assessment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199965694
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Connie Mayer, author
Associate Professor, York University

Beverly J. Trezek, author
Assistant Professor, DePaul University