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Encounters in Literacy: Clinical Implications Based on Qualitative Research

Issue: Vol 8 No. 2 (2017) .

Journal: Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders

Subject Areas: Linguistics

DOI: 10.1558/jircd.32303


As clinicians become progressively more oriented toward literacy in disabled populations, it is important to appreciate and understand the complexity of this language based phenomenon. This article acknowledges the role of qualitative research in attempting to understand literacy as a social and linguistic action. Through over five decades of research we demonstrate how evidence from qualitative studies can be employed to discuss the acquisition process, the theoretical basis, and clinical implications of literacy.

Author: Holly L. Damico, Ryan L. Nelson

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