Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application
Meredith Saletta Fitzgibbons
Details: 269 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"
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Release Date: 09/20/2022
Available for purchase starting 08/30/2022
Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is an academic textbook for graduate students studying speech-language pathology and a useful clinical resource for practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This text explores how aspects of orthography and word learning relate to speech production and reading comprehension in children and adults with typical development or language learning differences. It is essential that SLPs assess and treat language and literacy skills in their clients. Unlike other books, this text is designed to help SLPs build their own skillsets in facilitating the development of the literacy skills that are crucial for navigating educational, vocational, and recreational experiences.
This evidence-based resource includes clinical examples to support chapter information, with a focus on the science of reading and writing, typical and exceptional reading and writing development, and assessments and interventions for individuals with reading and writing differences. The author uses a student-friendly writing style that promotes learning at various levels of thinking: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.
· An overview of current and influential theoretical models, the research supporting these models, and the evidence challenging each model.
· Detailed table of current published and standardized reading assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.
· Chapters featuring interviews with family members or teachers of individuals who have had experience with reading differences.
· Highlights of the accessibility and cultural implications of the presented information.
· Supplementary activities for instructors to conduct in class to support learning.
· PluralPlus online ancillary resources with course outlines, exam questions, and PowerPoint Lecture slides for instructors and study guides for students.
Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is also a useful resource for special education teachers who work with students experiencing reading differences.
Chapter 1. From Decorated Rocks to Dyslexia Research: The Evolution of Reading and Writing
Chapter 2. The View From a Mountain Road: The Neurobiology and Neurophysiology of Reading and Writing
Chapter 3. “Never the Same Again:” The Phenomenon of Orthographic Interference
Chapter 4. “I Call ‘Em as I See ‘Em:” How Reading Interacts With Other Language and Developmental Processes
Chapter 5. From Snapshots to Sounds to Sight Words: The Typical Development of Reading, Writing, and Spelling
Chapter 6. Exceptional Reading I: Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 7. Exceptional Reading II: Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Developmental Dyslexia
Chapter 8. Exceptional Reading III: “What Color is Oakley Avenue?” and Other Reading Differences
Chapter 9. When You Are Concerned About a Child’s Reading or Writing: Overview of Assessment Techniques
Chapter 10. Putting It All Together: Tools for Teaching Reading and Writing
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