Literacy

Learning to read and write is a crucial part of a child’s development. Reading and writing (literacy) are essential skills for adults. Being literate means that people can understand and follow written instructions, find out information online or in books, write letters and emails, and send text messages. It also means that a child or adult is able to participate fully in their education and learning.

http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/library/2013Factsheets/Factsheet_Literacy.pdf