This new edition of the much-loved Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy has been revised and updated to retain its cutting-edge focus on emergent and important areas of research. This comprehensive and ground-breaking work guides the reader through current social, cultural and historical analysis on a global scale. The new edition contains a greater range of methodologies, and chapters on: - Space and literacy - Disabilities and early childhood literacy - Digital literacies - Indigenous literacy - Play and literacy - Policy In the Handbook, readers will find coverage of all the key topics in early childhood literacy, including perspectives; literacy in families, communities and cultures; making meaning; literacy in preschool settings and schools, and various research methodologies. The exceptional list of contributors offers in-depth expertise in their respective areas of knowledge. This Handbook is essential for BA QTS students; MEd in Literacy students; PhD students; undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD students; researchers, and literacy-centre personnel. Anyone involved in Early Years education and teaching reading and writing will find it illuminating.

Disability and Early Childhood: The Importance of Creating Literacy Opportunities and Identities

Disability and early childhood: The importance of creating literacy opportunities and identities
MarthaMock and SusanHildenbrand


Over the last decade researchers in the fields of early childhood literacy and early childhood intervention have begun to interact meaningfully. Although the focus tends to be on the programmatic or intervention aspects of literacy engagement, there is a noticeable absence of discussion related to literacy and literacy identity as a readily accepted construct in the early childhood disability world (Browder, Wakeman, Spooner, Ahlgrim-Delzell, and Algozzine, 2006). Rightfully so, interventionists, parents, and early childhood teachers are focused on diagnosis, eligibility for services, service delivery (e.g., physical therapy, speech language pathology) (Marvin, 1994), challenging behaviors, assessing developmental delays, as well as ...

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