The development of early literacy skills in bilingual and Spanish-speaking preschool-age children: A literature review
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From the report: "The development of early literacy skills for Spanish English bilinguals (SEB) is an important foundation for designing and interpreting assessments and related results with SEB populations. More specifically, understanding the way in which early literacy skills develop in Spanish is crucial when evaluating performance and progress in U.S. SEB preschool-age
children. Without adequate knowledge of the ontogeny of early Spanish language and literacy skills, young children in this population who are at-risk for later reading difficulties cannot be appropriately identified and recommended for intervention. Gaining this understanding is especially timely as the population of Spanish-speaking children continues to increase in the
United States (Garcia, Jensen & Scribner, 2009)."
Citation: Wackerle-Hollman, A., Brunner, S., Duran, L., McConnell, S., Palma, J., Kohlmeier, T., & Rodriguez, M. (2012). The development of early literacy skills in bilingual and Spanish-speaking preschool-age children: A literature review. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.
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