Presentation Title

Children's Book: The Adventure of Cordelia and Dibbles

Presenter's Name(s)

Emily E. MoranFollow

Project Collaborators

Dr. Shelley Velleman, Professor Jane Petrillo, Professor Steve Kostell, Professor, Julia Walberg

Abstract

Children with language and/or literacy disorders struggle with concepts such as homophones, homonyms, and alliteration due to the relative scarcity of engaging materials available to teachers for the 7- to 10-year-old group. The purpose of this grant is to write, illustrate, and publish a children’s book within the genre of fantasy for this age group, while focusing on literacy concepts. I will use what I’ve learned from my communication sciences and disorders (CSD) major to write the text to benefit individuals with language and/or literacy disorders and my applied design minor for the illustrations. Research has shown that the stylistic characteristics of European children’s books are more appealing to children than the moralistic style of U.S. literature. Europe has had more of an impact on the fantasy genre for historical and cultural reasons. Scottish mythology and folklore will serve as the source of engagement for a children’s literacy book, furthering my areas of interest and providing a unique resource for speech-language pathologists, special educators, and parents who have children with language and/or literacy difficulties.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Shelley Velleman

Secondary Mentor NetID

jpetrill, sekostel, jwalberg

Secondary Mentor Name

Professor Jane Petrillo, Professor Steve Kostell, Professor Julia Walberg

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Program/Major

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Primary Research Category

Arts & Humanities

Second College (optional)

Honors College

Second Program/Major

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Secondary Research Category

Health Sciences

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Children's Book: The Adventure of Cordelia and Dibbles

Children with language and/or literacy disorders struggle with concepts such as homophones, homonyms, and alliteration due to the relative scarcity of engaging materials available to teachers for the 7- to 10-year-old group. The purpose of this grant is to write, illustrate, and publish a children’s book within the genre of fantasy for this age group, while focusing on literacy concepts. I will use what I’ve learned from my communication sciences and disorders (CSD) major to write the text to benefit individuals with language and/or literacy disorders and my applied design minor for the illustrations. Research has shown that the stylistic characteristics of European children’s books are more appealing to children than the moralistic style of U.S. literature. Europe has had more of an impact on the fantasy genre for historical and cultural reasons. Scottish mythology and folklore will serve as the source of engagement for a children’s literacy book, furthering my areas of interest and providing a unique resource for speech-language pathologists, special educators, and parents who have children with language and/or literacy difficulties.