The Science of Reading: A Handbook

The Science of Reading: A Handbook

by Margaret J. Snowling
     
 

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The Science of Reading: A Handbook brings together state-of-the-art reviews of reading research from leading names in the field, to create a highly authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of contemporary knowledge about reading and related skills.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the subject, including theoretical approaches,

Overview

The Science of Reading: A Handbook brings together state-of-the-art reviews of reading research from leading names in the field, to create a highly authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of contemporary knowledge about reading and related skills.


  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the subject, including theoretical approaches, reading processes, stage models of reading, cross-linguistic studies of reading, reading difficulties, the biology of reading, and reading instruction
  • Divided into seven sections:Word Recognition Processes in Reading; Learning to Read and Spell; Reading Comprehension; Reading in Different Languages; Disorders of Reading and Spelling; Biological Bases of Reading; Teaching Reading
  • Edited by well-respected senior figures in the field

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In the rapidly burgeoning, cumulative progress that characterizes our field today, this is the compendium that everyone needs. Graduate students and researchers alike will feast on this collection."
Professor Keith E. Stanovich, University of Toronto, Canada

"This authoritative handbook defines the science of reading, reviewing the huge advances in knowledge over the last thirty years in a dazzling display of scholarship. No one interested in the psychology of reading can do without it."
Professor Uta Frith, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

"At last! The handbook we've all been waiting for - graduate students and seasoned researchers alike - an authoritative, state-of-the-art source-book encompassing all the central topics in the science of reading, with an author list that reads like a Who's Who of basic reading research. The breadth and depth of each of so many seminal reviews confirms the status of reading science as one of the 'trophies' of modern cognitive science. I expect this will remain the definitive work for years to come."
David L. Share, University of Haifa, Israel

“An invaluable reference text for researchers, graduate students and educators with an interest in reading … I recommend the book highly for anyone interested in the state of understanding of reading and its development.”
Fiona Lyddy, The Irish Psychologist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118712306
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/22/2013
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
680
File size:
6 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"In the rapidly burgeoning, cumulative progress that characterizes our field today, this is the compendium that everyone needs. Graduate students and researchers alike will feast on this collection."
Professor Keith E. Stanovich, University of Toronto, Canada

"This authoritative handbook defines the science of reading, reviewing the huge advances in knowledge over the last thirty years in a dazzling display of scholarship. No one interested in the psychology of reading can do without it."
Professor Uta Frith, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

"At last! The handbook we've all been waiting for - graduate students and seasoned researchers alike - an authoritative, state-of-the-art source-book encompassing all the central topics in the science of reading, with an author list that reads like a Who's Who of basic reading research. The breadth and depth of each of so many seminal reviews confirms the status of reading science as one of the 'trophies' of modern cognitive science. I expect this will remain the definitive work for years to come."
David L. Share, University of Haifa, Israel

“An invaluable reference text for researchers, graduate students and educators with an interest in reading … I recommend the book highly for anyone interested in the state of understanding of reading and its development.”
Fiona Lyddy, The Irish Psychologist

Meet the Author

Margaret J. Snowling is Professor of Psychology at the University of York. Widely recognised as an expert in the field of children’s reading and language difficulties, she was awarded the British Psychological Society Presidents’ Award 2003 for distinguished contributions to psychological knowledge and is President-Elect of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. She is the author of the bestselling text, Dyslexia (Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2000).

Charles Hulme is Professor of Psychology at the University of York. His research is on memory, reading and language processes and their development. He was the joint recipient of the Dina Fietelson Award of the International Reading Association for research on reading intervention, in 1998.

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