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Reading Development and Difficulties Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

Reading Development and Difficulties Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

By David A. Kilpatrick, R. Malatesha Joshi, Richard K. Wagner

This book provides an overview of current research on the development of reading skills as well as practices to assist educational professionals with assessment, prevention, and intervention for students with reading difficulties. The book reviews the Componential Model of Reading (CMR) and provides assessment techniques, instructional recommendations, and application models. It pinpoints specific cognitive, psychological, and environmental deficits contributing to low reading skills, so educators can accurately identify student problems and design and implement appropriate interventions. Chapters offer methods for assessing problems in decoding, word and sound recognition, and comprehension. In addition, chapters emphasize the recognition of student individuality as readers and learners, from understanding distinctions between difficulties and disabilities to the effects of first-language orthography on second-language learning.

Topics featured in this book include:

 

  • Learning the structure of language at the word level.
  • Reading comprehension and reading comprehension difficulties
  • Assessing reading in second language learners.
  • Effective prevention and intervention for word-level reading difficulties.
  • The neurobiological nature of developmental dyslexia.

 

Reading Development and Difficulties is a must-have resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in varied fields, including child and school psychology; assessment, testing, and evaluation; social work; and special education.

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