Packaged in the user-friendly and accessible Essentials format, this book will be the first of its kind to combine the research, assessment, and treatment interventions of dyslexia in one concise volume. The authors address the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia, both cognitive and academic, and include descriptions of the various tests that might be utilized in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment.
Nancy Mather, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She specializes in the areas of assessment, reading, writing, and learning disabilities. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction nationwide. She is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson III and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of the WJ III. Barbara J. Wendling, MA, is the Education Director for the Woodcock-Munoz Foundation. In addition, she conducts training workshops nationwide on topics related to assessment and linking assessment to instruction. Barbara has served as a general education teacher, a learning disabilities specialist, a product manager for a test publishing company, and an educational consultant. She has a number of publications related to assessment and instruction and is a co-author of the Woodcock Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program. Both authors have coauthored numerous Essentials volumes, and cowrote together the Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions, one of the series' best-selling titles.
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