Handbook of Reading Disability Research

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2010-07-27
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This comprehensive Handbook is the first attempt to present the full range of overlapping paradigms and perspectives (sociological, historical, cultural, psychological, and linguistic) whose research informs the world of reading disability. It explores the relation of reading disabilities to language and learning, poverty and prejudice, and instruction and schooling. In addition to examining theoretical perspectives (and associated research), the contributors present their material within the framework of a classroom teacher struggling to develop instructional practices that meet the learning needs of their lowest achieving readers. Throughout the book, learning to read proficiently is conceptualized as a long-term developmental process involving many interventions of various kinds - all keyed to individual developmental needs.

Table of Contents

Political contexts of reading disability
Historical contexts for understanding reading disabilities
Poverty and reading disabilities
Ethnicity and reading disabilities
Home language and reading disabilities
Cognitive profiles and reading disabilities
Biological characteristics and reading disabilities
Neurosciences and reading disabilities
Language development and reading disabilities
Socio-cultural aspects of reading disabilities
Critical theory and reading disabilities
Opportunity to learn and reading disabilities
Causes and Consequences of Reading Disabilities
Individual differences and reading disabilities
Home differences and reading disabilities
Summer setback and reading disabilities
Persistence of reading disabilities
Gender and reading disabilities
Drug exposure and reading disabilities
Aliteracy, agency, and identity
Assessing Reading Proficiency
Beliefs and reading assessment
Assessments for different goals
Reading ability as developing expertise
Traditions of reading diagnosis
Assessing reading disabilities in ELL student
Culturally relevant assessment of reading disabilities
Developmental Patterns of Reading Proficiency & Difficulties
Emergent literacy
Word recognition and fluency
Developmental Interventions
Expert classroom instruction
Extended learning beyond the classroom
Interventions to develop the phonological systems
Interventions to develop decoding proficiencies
Interventions to enhance fluency and rate of reading
Interventions to enhance vocabulary development
Interventions to enhance narrative comprehension
Interventions to enhance informational text comprehension
Interventions to develop e-text learning
Studying Reading Disabilities
Teacher research
Single-subject and case study designs
Experimental research
Observational research
Interpretive research
Large database analyses
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