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Emergent Literacy: Early Reading and Writing Development

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Emergent Literacy: Early Reading and Writing Development

By: Froma P. Roth, PhD, CCC-SLP,
Diane R. Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP,
Ann-Mari Pierotti, MA, CCC-SLP


Children start to learn language from the day they are born. As they grow and develop, their speech and language skills become increasingly more complex. They learn to understand and use language to express their ideas, thoughts, and feelings, and to communicate with others. During early speech and language development, children learn skills that are important to the development of literacy (reading and writing). This stage, known as emergent literacy:

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