© 2013

Technology as a Support for Literacy Achievements for Children at Risk

  • Adina Shamir
  • Ofra Korat

Part of the Literacy Studies book series (LITS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Early Childhood

  3. School Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Carol McDonald Connor, Barry Fishman, Elizabeth Crowe, Phyllis Underwood, Christopher Schatschneider, Fredrick J. Morrison
      Pages 123-139
    3. William H. Teale, Katie Lyons, Linda Gambrell, Nina Zolt, Rebecca Olien, Donald J. Leu
      Pages 141-156
  4. Special Educational Needs

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-238

About this book


Presenting cutting-edge studies from various countries into the theoretical and practical issues surrounding the literacy acquisition of at-risk children, this volume focuses specifically on the utility of technology in supporting and advancing literacy among the relevant populations. These include a range of at-risk groups such as those with learning disabilities, low socioeconomic status, and minority ethnicity.

Arguing that literacy is a key requirement for integration into any modern society, the book outlines new ways in which educators and researchers can overcome the difficulties faced by children in these at-risk groups. It also reflects the rapid development of technology in this field, which in turn necessitates the accumulation of fresh research evidence.


Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Brain imaging technology Children with learning disabilities Early literacy skills Literacy interventions using ICT in children with SLI Low-SES children Reading e-books and printed books Support for at-risk students Teaching literacy to children at risk

Editors and affiliations

  • Adina Shamir
    • 1
  • Ofra Korat
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of Social SciencesBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  2. 2., Faculty of Social SciencesBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Technology as a Support for Literacy Achievements for Children at Risk
  • Editors Adina Shamir
    Ofra Korat
  • Series Title Literacy Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-5118-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9762-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-5119-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Literacy
    Language Education
    Educational Technology
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