Using Digital Texts in Interactive Reading Activities for Children with Language Delays and Disorders: A Review of the Research Literature and Pilot Study

Susannah Boyle, Ashley McCoy, David Brent McNaughton, Janice Catherine Light

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Participation in interactive reading activities can help children with language delays and disorders build important early language and literacy skills. Digital texts (i.e., books presented on tablets and computers) provide new opportunities for learning and supporting communication. Recently, researchers have investigated the use of digital texts that include visual scene displays (VSDs). In this approach, pictures on a tablet are programmed with hotspots; when the picture is touched, a word is spoken aloud. In addition, transition to literacy (T2L) features, including dynamic presentation of the text when a hotspot is activated, can be implemented with VSDs. This article provides a review of interactive reading interventions with children with language delays and disorders, and a discussion of the impact of using digital texts. We also describe the results of a pilot study intervention using digital texts including VSDs and T2L features with children with language delays in an inclusive preschool setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-275
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Speech and Language
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Fingerprint

Language Development Disorders
Language Disorders
Child Language
Reading
Research
Handheld Computers
Tablets
Language
Communication
Research Personnel
Learning
Literacy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

Cite this

@article{dac76afc2efc4a1db156e72c28ed3821,
title = "Using Digital Texts in Interactive Reading Activities for Children with Language Delays and Disorders: A Review of the Research Literature and Pilot Study",
abstract = "Participation in interactive reading activities can help children with language delays and disorders build important early language and literacy skills. Digital texts (i.e., books presented on tablets and computers) provide new opportunities for learning and supporting communication. Recently, researchers have investigated the use of digital texts that include visual scene displays (VSDs). In this approach, pictures on a tablet are programmed with hotspots; when the picture is touched, a word is spoken aloud. In addition, transition to literacy (T2L) features, including dynamic presentation of the text when a hotspot is activated, can be implemented with VSDs. This article provides a review of interactive reading interventions with children with language delays and disorders, and a discussion of the impact of using digital texts. We also describe the results of a pilot study intervention using digital texts including VSDs and T2L features with children with language delays in an inclusive preschool setting.",
author = "Susannah Boyle and Ashley McCoy and McNaughton, {David Brent} and Light, {Janice Catherine}",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1055/s-0037-1604274",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "38",
pages = "263--275",
journal = "Seminars in Speech and Language",
issn = "0734-0478",
publisher = "Thieme Medical Publishers",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Using Digital Texts in Interactive Reading Activities for Children with Language Delays and Disorders

T2 - A Review of the Research Literature and Pilot Study

AU - Boyle, Susannah

AU - McCoy, Ashley

AU - McNaughton, David Brent

AU - Light, Janice Catherine

PY - 2017/9/1

Y1 - 2017/9/1

N2 - Participation in interactive reading activities can help children with language delays and disorders build important early language and literacy skills. Digital texts (i.e., books presented on tablets and computers) provide new opportunities for learning and supporting communication. Recently, researchers have investigated the use of digital texts that include visual scene displays (VSDs). In this approach, pictures on a tablet are programmed with hotspots; when the picture is touched, a word is spoken aloud. In addition, transition to literacy (T2L) features, including dynamic presentation of the text when a hotspot is activated, can be implemented with VSDs. This article provides a review of interactive reading interventions with children with language delays and disorders, and a discussion of the impact of using digital texts. We also describe the results of a pilot study intervention using digital texts including VSDs and T2L features with children with language delays in an inclusive preschool setting.

AB - Participation in interactive reading activities can help children with language delays and disorders build important early language and literacy skills. Digital texts (i.e., books presented on tablets and computers) provide new opportunities for learning and supporting communication. Recently, researchers have investigated the use of digital texts that include visual scene displays (VSDs). In this approach, pictures on a tablet are programmed with hotspots; when the picture is touched, a word is spoken aloud. In addition, transition to literacy (T2L) features, including dynamic presentation of the text when a hotspot is activated, can be implemented with VSDs. This article provides a review of interactive reading interventions with children with language delays and disorders, and a discussion of the impact of using digital texts. We also describe the results of a pilot study intervention using digital texts including VSDs and T2L features with children with language delays in an inclusive preschool setting.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85033779093&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85033779093&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1055/s-0037-1604274

DO - 10.1055/s-0037-1604274

M3 - Article

C2 - 28892833

AN - SCOPUS:85033779093

VL - 38

SP - 263

EP - 275

JO - Seminars in Speech and Language

JF - Seminars in Speech and Language

SN - 0734-0478

IS - 4

ER -