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Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Touch screen tablets (e.g., iPads) are being increasingly used by young children due to their stimulating multimodal features and intuitive touch-based interface. However, little is known about the effects of tablets and apps on the development of…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Finger Glenn, Neumann David L., July, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
As we progress in the 21st century, children learn to become proficient readers and writers of both digital and non-digital texts. Knowledge, skills, and understandings of literacy emerge through sociocultural interactions with non-digital tools (e.…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Neumann David L., June, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children's literacy experiences at home shape the development of emergent literacy skills. Due to the increasing use of touch screen tablets (e.g., iPads) in homes and early education settings it is important to investigate the relationship…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), August, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children interact with touch screen tablets at home and this may impact upon emergent literacy. The present study examined home access and use of touch screen tablets, as reported by parents, in Australian pre-schoolers (N=109) aged 3-5 years…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Neumann David L., July, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
The use of touch screen tablets by young children is increasing in the home and in early childhood settings. The simple tactile interface and finger-based operating features of tablets may facilitate preschoolers' use of tablet application software…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Q3 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children are exposed to environmental print within their communities and this print may be a useful resource to foster emergent literacy skills. This pre-post-test randomised controlled study examined the effects of using environmental print…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Hood Michelle, Ford Ruth M., Neumann David L., December, 2013
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The relationship between letter and numeral identification is reviewed to determine whether early identification of these symbols impact upon both literacy and numeracy development. Numerals and letters share similar perceptual properties such as…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Hood Michelle, Ford Ruth M., Neumann David L., December, 2013
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The relationship between letter and numeral identification is reviewed to determine whether early identification of these symbols impact upon both literacy and numeracy development. Numerals and letters share similar perceptual properties such as…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Hood Michelle, Ford Ruth M., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Environmental print provides children with their earliest print experiences. This observational study investigated the frequency of mother-child environmental print referencing and its relationship with emergent literacy. A total…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Hood Michelle, Ford Ruth M., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the ubiquitous and salient nature of environmental print, it has the potential to scaffold emergent literacy in young children. This randomised control study evaluated the effects of using environmental print compared to standard print (the…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Hood Michelle, Ford Ruth M., October, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Mother-child dyads (N = 35) were videoed as they wrote a shopping list in an environmental print-rich grocery shop play setting. The children (M age = 4.3 years) were assessed on emergent literacy skills (letter name and sound knowledge, print…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Hood Michelle, Ford Ruth M., Neumann David L., September, 2012
Other
Peer Reviewed
An overview of the role of environmental print in emergent literacy and later reading acquisition, based on an examination of literature on children's ability to extract meaning from environmental print and the use of environmental print in the home…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Neumann David L., February 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An account of development of literacy skills in a child from age 2 through 6, using multisensory approach, environmental print and other scaffolded guidance