Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)


Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) Author David A. Kilpatrick
ISBN-10 1118845242
ISBN-13 9781118845240
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Wiley
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Practical effective evidence based reading interventions that change students lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties is a practical accessible in depth guide to reading assessment and intervention It provides a detailed discussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties which will help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accurately assess why a student is struggling Readers will learn a framework for organizing testing results from current assessment batteries such as the WJ IV KTEA 3 and CTOPP 2 Case studies illustrate each of the concepts covered A thorough discussion is provided on the assessment of phonics skills phonological awareness word recognition reading fluency and reading comprehension Formatted for easy reading as well as quick reference the text includes bullet points icons callout boxes and other design elements to call attention to important information Although a substantial amount of research has shown that most reading difficulties can be prevented or corrected standard reading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective School psychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students with reading difficulties and to make recommendations to address such difficulties This book provides an overview of the best assessment and intervention techniques backed by the most current research findings Bridge the gap between research and practice Accurately assess the reason s why a student struggles in reading Improve reading skills using the most highly effective evidence based techniques Reading may well be the most important thing students are taught during their school careers It is a skill they will use every day of their lives one that will dictate in part later life success Struggling students need help now and Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties shows how to get these students on track

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