The concept of multiliteracies and its application in educational settings are described with a specific focus on the potential benefits and challenges in use of this approach with children with a language-based learning disability (LLD). The role of traditional literacy skills within a multiliteracies perspective is examined and the literacy skills required by children when using new modes of communication such as texting are discussed. Finally, the implications for educating prospective speech-language pathologists to provide service in a broader literacy landscape are examined.
Kent, W. M. (2018). Language, Literacy, and Multiliteracies: Preparing Graduate Students to Provide Language Intervention in the 21st Century. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 2(2).