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Handbook of Language and Literacy

Much has been learned in recent years about the close connections among language and literacy processes, both typical and atypical. Filling a significant gap in the literature, this comprehensive volume brings together leading authorities in communication sciences and disorders, learning disabilities, and literacy education to present current knowledge in this area. Reviewed are the latest advances in theory, research, and practice in language and literacy development, including the impact of specific language-related processes on literacy learning and ways to achieve optimal learning outcomes with diverse students.
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Part 1. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Study of Language and Literacy Disorders. Stone, Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language and Literacy Development: A Call for the Integration of Perspectives. Gilger, Wise, Genetic Correlates of Language and Literacy Impairments. Mody, Neurobiological Correlates of Language and Reading Impairments. Meschyan, Hernandez, Cognitive Factors in Second-Language Acquisition and Literacy Learning: A Theoretical Proposal and Call for Research. Speece, Cooper, Methodological Issues in Research on Language and Early Literacy from the Perspective of Early Identification and Instruction. Part 2. The Political and Social Contexts of Language and Literacy Acquisition. Silliman, Wilkinson, Brea-Spahn, Policy and Practice Imperatives for Language and Literacy Learning: Who Will Be Left Behind? Brinton, Fujiki, Social and Affective Factors in Children with Language Impairment: Implications for Literacy Learning. Wasik, Hendrickson, Family Literacy Practices. van Kleeck, Fostering Preliteracy Development via Storybook-Sharing Interactions: The Cultural Context of Mainstream Family Practices. Dickinson, McCabe, Clark-Chiarelli, Preschool-Based Prevention of Reading Disability: Realities versus Possibilities. Craig, Washington, Language Variation and Literacy Learning. Zecker, Learning to Read and Write in Two Languages: The Development of Early Biliteracy Abilities. Part 3. Language Processes Underlying Atypical Literacy Learning: Complementary Perspectives. Troia, Phonological Processing and Its Influence on Literacy Learning. McGregor, Developmental Dependencies between Lexical Semantics and Reading. Carlisle, Morphological Processes that Influence Learning to Read. Scott, Syntactic Contributions to Literacy Learning. Donahue, Foster, Social Cognition, Conversation, and Reading Comprehension: How to Read a Comedy of Manners. Duchan, The Foundational Role of Schemas in Children's Language and Literacy Learning.Westby, A Language Perspective on Executive Functioning, Metacognition, and Self-Regulation in Reading. Part 4. Addressing the Needs of Individuals with Language and Literacy Challenges. Word Recognition. Ehri, Snowling, Developmental Variation in Word Recognition. Roth, Word-Recognition Assessment Frameworks. O'Connor, Bell, Teaching Students with Reading Disability to Read Words. Reading Comprehension. Duke, Pressley, Hilden, Difficulties with Reading Comprehension. Carlisle, Rice, Assessment of Reading Comprehension. Vaughn, Klingner, Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Disabilities. Writing Composition. Singer, Bashir, Developmental Variations in Writing Composition Skills. Calfee, Wilson, A Classroom-Based Writing Assessment Framework. Wong, Berninger, Cognitive Processes of Teachers in Implementing Composition Research in Elementary, Middle, and High School Classrooms. Spelling. Cassar, Treiman, Developmental Variations in Spelling: Comparing Typical and Poor Spellers. Apel, Masterson, Niessen, Spelling Assessment Frameworks. Bailet, Spelling Instructional and Intervention Frameworks. Special Considerations with Adolescents/Young Adults. Ehren, Lenz, Deshler, Enhancing Literacy Proficiency with Adolescents and Young Adults.

About the Author

C. Addison Stone, PhD, University of Michigan Elaine R. Silliman, PhD, CCC-SLP, University of South Florida Barbara J. Ehren, EdD, CCC-SLP, University of Kansas Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Florida State University


"This book has it all. Neurology, heredity, cognition, motivation, prevention, assessment, intervention, and policy are just some of the topics covered in this comprehensive guide examining the links between language and literacy learning. This is a 'must-have' book for anyone who is interested in reading and writing development and disorders. As a sourcebook for researchers and a text for graduate-level seminars in literacy, special education, and speech and language, it is without equal." - Steve Graham, Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University "Comprehensive, multifaceted, and provocative, this is an outstanding contribution for those who recognize the need for interdisciplinary dialogue. It is also an invaluable teaching tool. Faculty members who adopt this text would be well advised to keep a copy for their desk, a copy for their bookshelf, and a 'not-to-be-loaned' copy at home." - Katharine G. Butler, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor Emerita, Communication Disorders and Sciences Program, San Jose State University

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