HomeThe Asia-Pacific Education Researchervol. 16 no. 1 (2007)

Exploring Emergent Literacy Behaviors of Filipino Deaf Children

Marie Therese A.P Bustos

Discipline: medical, Learning




This paper is an exploratory, descriptive study of the emergent literacy behaviors of Filipino deaf children. Available research shows that deafness has a profound effect on literacy performance. This study investigates the unique literacy behaviors of oral and signing deaf children and reports these behaviors in three categories: early reading, early writing and book orientation behaviors. Implications on literacy learning are suggested.