Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process: A Guide for Educators and Parents / Edition 1

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This book provides an understanding not only of dyslexia but also of the broader population of weaker readers and presents information on how to help them. Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process presents dyslexia against a background of normal reading development, and in the context of child development, taking into account multiple factors that affect how well a child overcomes or compensates for dyslexia. Case examples are presented throughout to illustrate specific skill weaknesses. Dyslexia research provides considerable knowledge about how to help all children who do not learn to read on schedule. The final two chapters of the book deal with the history and nature of reading instruction, and how we can improve the teaching of reading in our schools. For anyone interested in reading development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205309078
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/17/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 1,447,842
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author.


1.Demystifying Dyslexia.

2.Normal Reading Development.

The Relationship of Reading to Spoken Language.


Werner's Developmental Theory and Its Relation to Reading Acquisition.

Basic Reading Competencies.

3.Dyslexia, a Learning Disability.

Learning Disabilities.


4.Other Factors Affecting Learning.

Biological Factors.

Social Factors.

Psychological Factors.

5.Impediments to Reading Comprehension.

Reading Comprehension Difficulties Stemming from Dyslexia.

Reading Comprehension Difficulties Related to Attention.

Reading Comprehension Difficulties Related to the Nature of the Material.

Reading Comprehension Difficulties Stemming from Other Learning Disabilities.

More about Language Processing.

6.Case Studies.

7.Teaching Everyone to Read.

The Swinging Pendulum: A Brief History of Instruction in Beginning Reading.

What We Know Today about Promoting Reading Acquisition.

A Public Health Approach to Enhancing Reading Acquisition.

8.Prevention, Intervention, and Remediation.

Primary Prevention at Home.

Primary Prevention at School.

Early Intervention with Individuals.

Early Intervention with Targeted Populations.






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