Children's Reading Problems: Psychology and Education / Edition 1

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Every now and again, a book is published which radically redefines and important field. Peter Bryant illustrates the power of collaboration between psychology and education when theory is tested in the classroom and results challenge and shape the theory. The book has a strong impact both on the quality of research and the practice of teaching reading--all this in less than 170 pages.
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‘Every now and again, a book is published which radicallyredefines an important field. Less often, such a book is wellwritten, easily read and therefore accessible to a wide range ofinterested readers. Just such a volume is Peter Bryant and LynetteBradley’s Children’s Reading Problems …[It]illustrates the power of collaboration between psychology andeducation when theory is tested in the classroom and resultschallenge and shape the theory. The book will have a strong impactboth on the quality of research and the practice of teachingreading – all this in less than 170 pages. I cannot recommendit too highly?’ – William Yule, Journal of ChildPsychology and Psychiatry

‘This is a heartening and illuminating book. The authors,from the Department of Psychology in Oxford, write in a direct andgood-humoured style and are aiming to reach parents and otherprofessionals in addition to teachers and psychologists.’– R. M. Harvey, Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631136835
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/16/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Bryant is Watts Professor of Psychology at the University of Oxford, and author of Perception and Understanding in Young Children. Lynette Bradley is Senior Research Officer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oxford, and author of Assessing Reading Difficulties.

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Table of Contents


1. What is the Problem?.

2. Getting the Evidence Right.

3. Is there a Deficit?.

4. Awareness of Sounds and Reading.

5. Does the Way Backward Readers Read and Spell Reflect the Waythey Think?.

6. Dyslexia, Dyslexia's.

7. Two Ways of Teaching Backwards Readers.

8. The Two Methods in Practice.




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