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Emergent literacy including language development

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Teresa K Duryea, MD
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Jan E Drutz, MD
Marilyn Augustyn, MD
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Mary M Torchia, MD

INTRODUCTION

Literacy acquisition begins long before children encounter formal school instruction. During their early years, children acquire knowledge and skills that are literate behaviors in informal settings. The term emergent literacy [1-3] emphasizes that:

Literacy development is an ongoing process

All aspects of literacy develop simultaneously

There is a natural hierarchy to the stages of development

Language and literacy acquisition share important features

                

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