- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Copyright Page
- About the Editors
- In Memoriam
- Deaf Studies in Literacy: Where Is the Compass Pointing Us?
- Literacy Attainment Among Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: The Past, the Present, and the Future
- This Is Your Brain on Print: The Neurological Processes of Print Literacy
- Listening, Language, and Literacy Development and Children With Hearing Loss Who are Learning Spoken Language
- Prevailing Theories of Reading Development and Deafness
- What Is Malleable in Literacy Teaching and Learning Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Readers?
- Written Word Recognition and Production Processes: A Challenge for Deaf Students and Their Teachers
- Vocabulary Acquisition and Literacy in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners
- Vocabulary Learning in Children with Cochlear Implants in Signed and Spoken Modalities
- Morphosyntax in Literacy Acquisition Across Languages for Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students and Academic Language(s): Advanced Language and Literacy Skills
- The Interplay Between Pragmatics and Reading Comprehension in Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Reading Comprehension: A Comparison of Typically Hearing and Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Children
- Reading Fluency in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Readers
- Supporting School Readiness Skills and Home Literacy Environment in Young Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Psychoeducational Assessment, Classroom Testing, and the Measurement of Literacy in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners
- Language Assessment: Links to Literacy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Bilingual Learners
- The Role of Speechreading in Literacy Acquisition and Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Readers
- Literacy and Academic Engagement in Learners Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Phonologically Based Interventions in Spoken Language and Sign Bilingual Settings
- Spelling: Why Explicit Instruction Is a Critical Component of Literacy Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- The Writing Bridge: Investigating Reading and Writing Reciprocity
- Reading Abilities of Deaf College Students: Has Elvis Already Left the Building?
- Adult Reading Strategies: Visual-Spatial Conceptualization and Patterns of Thought
- Literacy in Emerging Sign Language Communities: The Impact of Social, Political, and Educational Resources
- Alternative Routes Toward Literacy for Individuals With Deafblindness: The Role of Assistive Technology
- Literacy in Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing With Disabilities
- The Development and Evaluation of Literacy Interventions for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
- Bridging the Divide Between Research and Practice: Recommendations for the Next Generation of Literacy Research in Deaf Education
- A Didactic Illustration of Longitudinal Analysis for Language and Literacy Research Among Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Deaf Studies in Literacy: Progress by Degrees?
Abstract and Keywords
The aim of the current chapter is to describe alternative ways that can enhance literacy development for persons with deafblindness. The conventional concept of literacy, which concerns reading and writing, excludes persons with deafblindness from literacy experiences. Therefore, a broadened and more contemporary concept is supported, which incorporates communication. Within this broader concept, assistive technology can play an important role in the development of literacy and therefore facilitate the access of individuals who are deafblind in different domains of life. Furthermore, the paper emphasizes the critical role of teachers and the importance of training that will enable them to exploit assistive technology in order to enhance the literacy skills of persons who are deafblind.
Vassilios Argyropoulos, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Magda Nikolaraizi, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Maria Papazafiri, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
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