Supporting Early Literacy Skills through Preschool Writing Instruction in Therapeutic and Classroom Contexts In this article, the authors outline how writing during the preschool years is connected with the development of literacy and briefly discuss research on early writing development in children with language impairments. Next, the authors describe ways in which early writing can be assessed and facilitated both in therapeutic contexts ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2014
Supporting Early Literacy Skills through Preschool Writing Instruction in Therapeutic and Classroom Contexts
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sonia Q. Cabell
    Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Cynthia S. Puranik
    Department of Communication Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Laura S. Tortorelli
    Reading Education Program with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Financial Disclosure: Sonia Q. Cabell is a Research Scientist at the University of Virginia. Cynthia S. Puranik is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Laura S. Tortorelli is a Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia.
    Financial Disclosure: Sonia Q. Cabell is a Research Scientist at the University of Virginia. Cynthia S. Puranik is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Laura S. Tortorelli is a Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Sonia Q. Cabell has previously published in the subject area. Cynthia S. Puranik has previously published in the subject area. Laura S. Tortorelli has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Sonia Q. Cabell has previously published in the subject area. Cynthia S. Puranik has previously published in the subject area. Laura S. Tortorelli has previously published in the subject area.×
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Article   |   July 01, 2014
Supporting Early Literacy Skills through Preschool Writing Instruction in Therapeutic and Classroom Contexts
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2014, Vol. 21, 88-97. doi:10.1044/lle21.3.88
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2014, Vol. 21, 88-97. doi:10.1044/lle21.3.88

In this article, the authors outline how writing during the preschool years is connected with the development of literacy and briefly discuss research on early writing development in children with language impairments. Next, the authors describe ways in which early writing can be assessed and facilitated both in therapeutic contexts and early childhood classrooms, including the collaborative role speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can play in providing early writing support for preschoolers.

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