Kilpatrick, David A.

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Kilpatrick, David A. - Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, ebook


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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.

Keywords: at-risk students; correcting reading problems; David A. Kilpatrick; diagnosing struggling readers; Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties; evidence-based reading interventions; fluency interventions; learning disabilities; learning disorders; orthographic learning; orthographic mapping; phonics skills assessment; phonemic awareness; phonological awareness; preventing reading problems; reading acquisition; reading assessment; reading comprehension assessment; reading comprehension intervention; reading difficulty; reading disability; reading failure; reading fluency; reading instruction; reading interventions; research-based interventions; Response to Intervention; RTI; Sight word learning; Simple View of Reading; Tier I reading instruction; Tier II reading intervention; Tier III reading intervention; word recognition skill, Reading & Dyslexia, Assessment (K-12), Reading & Dyslexia, Assessment (K-12)

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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Essentials of Psychological Assessment
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448 pages
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