Understanding and Supporting Children with Literacy Difficulties
An Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners
Learning to read is arguably the single most important educational challenge a child faces in the first years of schooling, setting a child up for future academic success and opportunities. However, it is estimated that one in six children experience literacy difficulties. This is the go-to book for psychologists, educationalists and other professionals wanting a deeper understanding of current thinking around dyslexia, reading comprehension difficulties, and related SpLDs.
Drawing on six fictional case studies to illustrate her points, and using examples of good practice throughout, Valerie Muter unpacks the latest psychological theories and research on literacy disorders. She discusses the interconnections between underlying cognitive problems and learning and educational and behavioural issues, as well as the common co-occurrence of these conditions.
This authoritative book also provides accessible guidance on making assessments and tailoring interventions within the home or school. Written by a lead thinker in the field, this is an essential evidence-based guide for those working with children with literacy difficulties and supporting them to achieve their full potential.
1. The Development of Literacy Skills 2. When Literacy Development Goes Wrong: Literacy Disorders 3. Beyond the Single Deficit Model: Explaining Individual Differences 4. Beyond the Single Deficit Model: Explaining Co-occurrence 5. Assessment and Formulation of Literacy Difficulties 6. Assessing Children with Co-occurring Difficulties 7. Literacy Interventions 8. Beyond Literacy Intervention 9. Bilingualism: A Sociocultural Risk Factor 10. Extreme Prematurity: A Neurological Risk Factor
Valerie Muter; Maggie Snowling
Format: Paperback (229.00mm X 152.00mm) 288 pages