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[Xmca-l] Re: Can symbols help people learning to read?

If by symbols you mean that drawings constitute a form a pre-writing, this book might help.

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From: xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Andy Blunden
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:00 AM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Cc: Mike B
Subject: [Xmca-l] Can symbols help people learning to read?

I am forwarding this message from a good friend who has a question about literacy education.
If you know of research on this question, perhaps you could cc Mike B. 
in your reply.
My sister is in the education field and she is looking for theory and research to refute an influential paper which claims introducing symbols to non-readers actually hampers their ability to develop literacy skills. The little I have read on AT and semiotics seems to at least indicate that under certain conditions, symbols can aid literacy. But I am looking for something specific and/or definite.
*Andy Blunden*