Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

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Nancy Mather, Barbara J Wendling

  • Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

380 pages
2011
ISBN: 9780470927601

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 recognise, 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

Table of Contents

Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

One: Understanding Dyslexia 1

Two: A Brief History of Dyslexia 19

Three: The Brain and Dyslexia 43

¥ Nancy Mather, Barbara Wendling, Martha Youman, Sally Shaywitz, and Bennett Shaywitz

Four: Genetics and the Environment 61

Five: Assessment of the Cognitive and Linguistic Correlates of Dyslexia 77

Six: Assessment of Decoding, Encoding, and Reading Fluency 105

Seven: Instruction in Phonological Awareness: Early Reading/Spelling Skills 135

Eight: Instruction in Basic Reading and Spelling Skills 147

Nine: Instruction in Reading Fluency 179

Ten: Technology Applications for Students With Dyslexia 199

¥ Kathleen Puckett and Blanche O'Bannon

Eleven: Dyslexia in Diff erent Languages and English Language Learners 223

¥ Martha Youman

Twelve: Dyslexia in the Schools 241

Appendix: Descriptions of Evidence-Based Programs 261

Glossary 323

References 333

Annotated Bibliography 365

About the Authors 369

Index 371