Intervening early when young children experience difficulties with literacy has been highlighted strongly in recent international research, particularly for children from families who live in areas marked by poverty. This study, based in two schools, was designed to support four children judged to be most at risk of struggling with literacy through the provision of weekly home visits (and some extra support in class) during their first year at school. The evidence that the children benefited from this form of intervention is discussed, and it is suggested that the home visiting intervention framework adopted in this study is useful for helping 'difficult to reach' families.
|Translated title of the contribution||Early literacy and home visiting during the Reception year: supporting 'difficult to reach' families|
|Pages (from-to)||251 - 261|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||European Journal of Special Needs Education|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2003|