Phonological awareness is the key to independent literacy and must be explicitly tackled in the classroom in order to promote early reading and writing and to address written language difficulties in older children. This book is a suitable resource for initial and in-service training for teachers and teaching assistants and includes photocopiable worksheets.
Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention provides practical, step-by-step information on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitive and academic—this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforward book presents information that will prepare school psychologists, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special education teachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize, assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. The book is also a good resource for parents who are helping a child with dyslexia.A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helping individuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference
Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:
Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment
Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions
Essentials of Response to Intervention
Essentials of Processing Assessment
Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition
The second edition continues the theme of linking theory and practice. It is aimed at practitioners in the fields of education, speech and language therapy, and psychology. All original chapters have been updated and new chapters are added to reflect current developments.
Diagnostic Assessment of Learning Disabilities in Childhood takes important steps to cut through the confusion. This timely resource weighs the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used assessment methods including the aptitude-achievement discrepancy, cognitive processing, RTI and low achievement approaches and introduces the author's academic impairment model as a promising alternative. A chapter on comorbid disorders in students with LD guides readers in the fine points of differential diagnosis. And to make the coverage especially practical, the book's features link the theoretical to the real-world practice of LD assessment, among them:
Overviews of LD identification and definitions.Analysis of widely used diagnostic approaches with strengths and weaknesses.Examples of assessment protocols and report writing.Case examples illustrating diagnostic issues.Q&A sections with leading experts in the field.Useful summaries, appendices and resource links.
Diagnostic Assessment of Learning Disabilities in Childhood is an invaluable reference for school and clinical child psychologists, special education and allied educational professionals and researchers and graduate students in school, educational and clinical child psychology who are dedicated to higher measurement standards and greater opportunities for children’s academic success.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates the latest research on word recognition and its connections to vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension.
*Chapter on morphological (meaning-based) instruction.
*Chapter on English language learners.
*Instructive "Try This" activities at the end of each chapter for teacher study groups and professional development.
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Teaching Our Children to Read grows out of the experiences of scores of dedicated teachers and their success in the classroom. This book explores current research from the leading experts in the field, and presents new instructional strategies that bring all students to higher levels of literacy.
Highlights from Teaching Our Children to Read include:
• Phonics instruction and fluency
• Connected practice with decodable text
• Multisyllabic word instruction
• Spelling, vocabulary, and concept development
• Strategic reading, book discussions, and text organization
• Literacy benchmarks, assessment, and intervention
This is an essential resource for educators, administrators, policymakers, and parents concerned about how to successfully teach our children to read. Teaching Our Children to Read points the way to implementing the best research-based practices in adopting reading materials, training teachers, and providing the necessary school leadership.