Phonemic Awareness in Young Children

A Classroom Curriculum
Author: Marilyn Jager Adams
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557663214
Category: Education
Page: 180
View: 778

Continue Reading →

This invaluable supplementary curriculum meets Reading First criteria and contains numerous classroom-ready activities designed to increase the phonemic awareness and preliteracy skills of preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students.

ABC Foundations for Young Children

A Classroom Curriculum
Author: Marilyn Jager Adams
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572759
Category: Education
Page: 343
View: 9879

Continue Reading →

Fun, effective, & affordable ways to teach alphabet skills

The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders


Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262112789
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 618
View: 7460

Continue Reading →

A major new reference work with entries covering the entire field of communication and speech disorders. A massive reference work on the scale of MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences), The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders will become the standard reference in this field for both research and clinical use. It offers almost 200 detailed entries, covering the entire range of communication and speech disorders in children and adults, from basic science to clinical diagnosis.MITECD is divided into four sections that reflect the standard categories within the field (also known as speech-language pathology and audiology): Voice, Speech, Language, and Hearing. Within each category, entries are organized into three subsections: Basic Science, Disorders, and Clinical Management. Basic Science includes relevant information on normal anatomy and physiology, physics, psychology and psychophysics, and linguistics; this provides a scientific foundation for entries in the other subsections. The entries that appear under Disorders offer information on the definition and characterization of specific disorders, and tools for their identification and assessment. The Clinical Management subsection describes appropriate interventions, including behavioral, pharmacological, surgical, and prosthetic. Because the approach to communication disorders can be quite different for children and adults, many topics include separate entries reflecting this. Although some disorders that are first diagnosed in childhood may persist in some form throughout adulthood, many disorders can have an onset in either childhood or adulthood, and the timing of onset can have many implications for both assessment and intervention. Topics covered in MITECD include cochlear implants for children and adults, pitch perception, tinnitus, alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation, neural mechanisms of vocalization, holistic voice therapy techniques, computer-based approaches to children's speech and language disorders, neurogenic mutism, regional dialect, agrammatism, global aphasia, and psychosocial problems associated with communicative disorders.

How to Teach Balanced Reading and Writing


Author: Bonnie Burns
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412937426
Category: Education
Page: 267
View: 6553

Continue Reading →

Presenting best practices in an easy-to-use format, literacy expert Bonnie Burns provides practical, research-based strategies for all aspects of literacy education.

Links to Literacy

Examining Phonemic Awareness Instruction in Kindergarten Classrooms
Author: Sheridan Angerilli,Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education,Noralea Pilgrim
Publisher: SAEE
ISBN: 0973404620
Category: English language
Page: 71
View: 2265

Continue Reading →

Grade level: k, t.

A Sound Start

Phonemic Awareness Lessons for Reading Success
Author: Christine E. McCormick,Rebecca N. Throneburg,Jean M. Smitley
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572307612
Category: Education
Page: 298
View: 5200

Continue Reading →

This book is an ideal resource for any teacher who wants to include explicit phonemic awareness instruction in an early reading program. In one easy-to-use 8 1/2" x 11" volume, the authors present three separate sets of phonemic awareness lessons, complete with scripted directions and reproducible learning materials and assessment tools. Incorporating a variety of fun and engaging activities, each set of lessons is field-tested and research-based. Included are developmentally sequenced lessons for the whole class and small groups, more intensive lessons for children struggling with phonemic awareness, and class lessons on the consonant phonemes to help children hear and process the sounds of American English. The lesson sets can be used independently or in combination with each other, and can easily be adapted to meet the needs of specific classes.

Literacy and Young Children

Research-based Practices
Author: Diane M. Barone,Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572308190
Category: Education
Page: 318
View: 9924

Continue Reading →

One of two parents' guides based on the revised National Curriculum, this book is intended as an introduction to Key Stages 1 and 2. The need for parents to be involved in their children's education has taken root in recent years. To be able to make choices, however, parents need to be informed. This book is intended to enable them to get to grips with the elements of the National Curriculum and topical issues.

Reading Assessment and Instruction for All Learners


Author: Jeanne Shay Schumm
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593852908
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 576
View: 738

Continue Reading →

Weaving together the latest knowledge and best practices for teaching children to read, this indispensable text and professional resource provides a complete guide to differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Uniquely integrative, the book places the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities front and center instead of treating them as special topics. Accessible chapters on each of the core components of literacy clearly demonstrate how to link formal and informal assessment to evidence-based instruction. Special features include Research Briefs, Tech Tips, Internet Resources, Reflection and Action Questions, and dozens of reproducible student activities and assessment tools.

Phonological Awareness

From Research to Practice
Author: Gail T. Gillon
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506011
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 270
View: 9118

Continue Reading →

This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge about phonological awareness, together with practical guidance for helping preschoolers to adolescents acquire needed skills. Up-to-date findings are synthesized on the development of phonological awareness; its role in literacy learning; and how it can be enhanced in students at risk for reading difficulties and those with reading disorders or speech or language impairments. Of particular value to general and special educators and speech-language professionals, the book's clear recommendations for assessment and intervention show how to translate the research into day-to-day teaching and clinical practice.

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention


Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118152662
Category: Psychology
Page: 396
View: 8830

Continue Reading →

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition

Early Reading Assessment

A Practitioner's Handbook
Author: Natalie Rathvon
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309845
Category: Education
Page: 612
View: 4706

Continue Reading →

This indispensable resource offers a cutting-edge framework and practical tools for screening and assessing K-2 students at risk for reading problems. Provided are critical reviews of 42 specific measures, selected for optimal technical quality and presented in a clear, standardized format. Encapsulated are the scientific basis for each instrument; the components of reading acquisition measured; administration, scoring, and interpretation procedures; the instrument's psychometric soundness and usability; linkages to intervention; source; and cost. Detailed case examples drawn from the author's practice help the reader better understand the type of information generated by each measure and demonstrate how results can be written up in a variety of effective report formats.

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology


Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157379
Category: Psychology
Page: 1400
View: 1292

Continue Reading →

ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

RTI Applications, Volume 1

Academic and Behavioral Interventions
Author: T. Chris Riley-Tillman,Amanda M. VanDerHeyden,Matthew K. Burns
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462505481
Category: Psychology
Page: 226
View: 921

Continue Reading →

This book addresses a crucial aspect of sustaining a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework in a school: selecting interventions with the greatest likelihood of success and implementing them with integrity. Leading RTI experts explain how to match interventions to students' proficiency levels, drawing on cutting-edge research about the stages of learning. Effective academic and behavioral interventions for all three tiers of RTI are described in step-by-step detail and illustrated with vivid case examples. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book features more than 40 reproducible planning tools and other helpful forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman. See also RTI Applications, Volume 2: Assessment, Analysis, and Decision Making, which provides tools for assessing the effectiveness of RTI practices.

Sound It Out! Phonics in a Comprehensive Reading System


Author: John Savage
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 3770

Continue Reading →

Are you interested in phonics coverage as part of a comprehensive reading program? Rather than treating phonics as an end in itself, this brief text shows how phonics fits into the overall process of a child’s learning to read. It helps students understand how phonics can be integrated successfully into an effective classroom reading program. While it includes a wealth of suggestions for practical classroom applications, the book has a solid research base so that students will understand what they are doing and why they are doing it in the classroom. The text includes information about all types of phonics programs and the different approaches to teaching phonics for reading and spelling.

Phonological Awareness Assessment and Instruction

A Sound Beginning
Author: Holly B. Lane,Paige C. Pullen
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205392346
Category: Education
Page: 163
View: 4436

Continue Reading →

Full of hands-on phonological awareness activities, Phonological Awareness Assessment and Instruction: A Sound Beginning gives you the tools to assess phonological awareness at the word, syllable, onset-rime, and phoneme levels. Corresponding activities are then designed to enhance the development of awareness at each of these levels. Including a concise explanation of phonological awareness and a summary of recent research, the book describes the relationship between phonological awareness and learning to read. You can implement these activities in classrooms from preschool through second grade and collect data to measure the progress of your children as they learn. In-service and pre-service teachers.

Language and Reading Disabilities


Author: Hugh William Catts,Alan G. Kamhi
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205444175
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 7319

Continue Reading →

Written by leading experts in the field,Language and Reading Disabilities, Second Edition,is the most up-to-date book on the nature and treatment of reading disabilities. Increased evidence has continued to mount in support of the language basis of reading disabilities and much has been learned in the past decade about how children learn to read. With a strong clinical and research basis, the book provides a broad perspective of language problems associated with reading disabilities. It includes the latest theories of reading development, causes of reading disabilities, developmental changes in reading disabilities, and theoretically-motivated research to improve phonological processing, decoding, comprehension, writing, and spelling abilities. The book compares spoken and written language and notes similarities and differences. The acquisition of reading and reading-related language abilities are discussed. In the second half of the book, recognized experts in the areas of assessment and remediation of reading and writing disorders discuss the identification, assessment, and treatment of reading and writing disorders.

Word Identification Strategies

Phonics from a New Perspective
Author: Barbara J. Fox
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131100992
Category: Education
Page: 258
View: 9153

Continue Reading →

Core text for Phonics courses; supplemental text for courses in Reading Methods.Guiding readers with solid, key principles for teaching phonics, this text shares with prospective and inservice K-5 teachers a wealth of developmental practices for understanding phonics to help children learn phonics.The author offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the stages K-5 children move through as they learn to identify words, ties these stages to accepted theories and research, and provides 96 hands-on activities for teaching word identification. Coverage addresses the needs of children who have difficulty identifying words in context, as well as those whose first language is not English. By focusing on transferable teaching strategies rather than rote letter/sound learning, this text reshapes how future and practicing teachers will introduce this critical component of reading to tomorrow's classrooms.

Language Development

Monolingual and Bilingual Acquisition
Author: Alejandro E. Brice,Roanne G. Brice
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 396
View: 4131

Continue Reading →

Written by a team of speech-language pathologists with a plethora of experience in both the school and university setting, this new text for language development addresses the topic of language acquisition among monolingual and bilingual populations, teaches that all children and students develop and learn language differently and at different paces, and will stimulate readers' overall understanding of the complex nature of language development. The text covers language acquisition issues for infants, pre-school, school age, and adolescent language populations. Every chapter incorporates classroom strategies, numerous case studies, instructional strategies, and reflection questions among its features and content. Divided into three main sections: 1). Language Foundations and Development of Language; 2). Content Subject Development; and 3.) Home and School Language Programs, the text also discusses information on the different components of language including: phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. A helpful resource for general education classroom teachers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, counselors, school psychologists, school administrators and parents alike, the authors prepare their readers to make a positive impact on all students' academic success and their lives.