Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition

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Melissa Lee Farrall

  • Reading Assessment
  • Reading Assessment
    This inviting book will enable school psychologists, reading specialists, and learning disabilities specialists to conduct effective interdisciplinary remedial recommendations and interventions.

408 pages
2012
ISBN: 9780470873939

Written from a strengths-based perspective, this accessible guide is the first book to present a research-based, integrated review of reading, cognition, and oral language testing and assessment. The theoretical underpinnings of reading, language, and literacy are covered, as well as detailed information and administration tips on the myriad reading inventories and standardised tests that may be used in a reading psychoeducational assessment.

Unique in its inclusion of instruction on crafting professional evaluation reports to illuminate a student's strengths and weaknesses, this inviting book will enable school psychologists, reading specialists, and learning disabilities specialists to conduct effective interdisciplinary remedial recommendations and interventions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Reading Theory and Stages of Reading Acquisition 7

Chapter 3 Oral Language 27

Chapter 4 Linguistic and Cultural Diversity 47

Chapter 5 Statistics and Test Development 59

Chapter 6 Test Administration and Report Writing 75

Chapter 7 Response to Intervention 97

Chapter 8 Role of Intellectual Assessment 119

Chapter 9 Oral Language Assessment 139

Chapter 10 Underlying Processes 163

Chapter 11 Decoding 193

Chapter 12 Comprehension 233

Chapter 13 Informal Inventories and Readability 259

Chapter 14 Written Expression and Spelling 279

Chapter 15 Last Words 307

Appendix A: Answer Key 311

Appendix B: Glossary 319

References 327

Additional Resources 359

Author Index 369

Subject Index 379