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Global Journal of Special Education and Services

ISSN: 2465-7212 Vol. 3 (1), pp. 038-042, July, 2015. 

Short Communication 

Shared reading activities: A recommendation for deaf children 

Donna Jo Napoli* and Gene Mirus 

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081610 328-8422

*Corresponding author. E-mail: donnajonapoli@gmail.com 

Accepted 22 June, 2015

Abstract 

There should be a focus on fun in shared reading activities with preschoolers in order to prepare them for later literacy, particularly those at risk of a poor foundation in a first language (L1), including deaf children (here “deaf” covers hard of hearing, as well). We look at how shared reading activities (SRAs) develop pre-literacy skills and describe bilingual-bimodal ebooks aimed purely at producing enjoyment, so families will engage in SRAs frequently.

Keywords: Ebooks, shared reading, deaf children, literacy