A quick reference guide for teachers and parents to promote early literacy skills
According to K.S. Goodman and Y.M. Goodman
in their article entitled
Learning to read is natural (1979),
"Those parents and families who are able to give their children the best chance at becoming literate have
learned to observe children thoughtfully,
(2) arrange the environment to support language development,
(3) interact with children in ways that advance language growth, and
(4) motivate/encourage the child's efforts to master language."
These literacy development principals are equally essential to children that are profoundly deaf or hard of hearing. With a few modifications, PDHH students can succeed in social interactions and school performance.
Jalongo, M. R. (2007). Early Childhood Language Arts -4th ed. Boston, MA.: Pearson Education, Inc.
Schleper, David R. (1996). Principals for Reading to Deaf Children. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University