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Literacy as an Outcome of Language Development and its Impact on Children's Psychosocial and Emotional Development

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Literacy as an Outcome of Language Development and its Impact on Children's Psychosocial and Emotional Development

Bruce Tomblin, Ph.D., Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa

Published online 05-31-06 in the Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network in their Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development

One of the most striking accomplishments of the preschool years is the child's effortless development of speech and language. With respect to spoken language development, the preschool years represent a period of learning language. As children enter school, they are expected to use these newly developed language skills as tools for learning and increasingly for social negotiation. The important role of spoken and written communication in school-aged children's lives suggests that individual differences in these skills may entail risks in terms of broader academic and psychosocial competence

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