Essentials Of Assessing Preventing And Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Author: David A. Kilpatrick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118845404
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Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions thatchange students' lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing ReadingDifficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide toreading assessment and intervention. It provides a detaileddiscussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, whichwill help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accuratelyassess why a student is struggling. Readers will learn aframework for organizing testing results from current assessmentbatteries such as the WJ-IV, KTEA-3, and CTOPP-2. Case studiesillustrate each of the concepts covered. A thorough discussion isprovided on the assessment of phonics skills, phonologicalawareness, word recognition, reading fluency, and readingcomprehension. Formatted for easy reading as well as quickreference, the text includes bullet points, icons, callout boxes,and other design elements to call attention to importantinformation. Although a substantial amount of research has shown that mostreading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standardreading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. Schoolpsychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students withreading difficulties and to make recommendations to address suchdifficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessmentand intervention techniques, backed by the most current researchfindings. Bridge the gap between research and practice Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student strugglesin reading Improve reading skills using the most highly effectiveevidence-based techniques Reading may well be the most important thing students are taughtduring their school careers. It is a skill they will use every dayof their lives; one that will dictate, in part, later life success.Struggling students need help now, and Essentials ofUnderstanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties shows how toget these students on track.

Essentials Of Psychological Assessment Supervision

Author: A. Jordan Wright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119433045
Size: 33.19 MB
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The only pocket-size reference on supervising psychological testing and assessment In 2014, the American Psychological Association (APA) adopted a set of guidelines for clinical supervision for health service psychology. While technically covered by these guidelines, supervising clinical psychological assessment includes additional tasks (such as ensuring accurate administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests) and tensions. Supervisors must often instruct supervisees on the data-integration process—which can involve more direct teaching than standard clinical supervision—while encompassing the same interpersonal, therapeutic, and less structured guiding aspects as psychotherapy supervision. It is increasingly common to view clinical supervision in the assessment process and supervision of psychotherapy as two significantly different tasks. Surprisingly, there is very little training and guidance available on appropriate, effective, and beneficial methods of psychological assessment supervision. Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision seeks to remedy the lack of literature in this area, offering guidance on supervising psychological testing and assessment. This much-needed guide provides supervisors with authoritative, up-to-date information on guidelines relevant to assessment supervision. Additionally, detailed coverage of supervision of cognitive, personality/emotional, psychoeducational, neuropsychological, forensic, and therapeutic assessments, among others, provide supervisors with guidance and structure in the supervision process. Focusing on practical application, this book offers guidance on topics such as assessment models appropriate in different areas of assessment; diversity issues; evaluation and feedback of supervisee performance; and ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations relevant in each assessment context. An invaluable resource for practitioners, this book: Offers practical advice on supervising a wide range of clinical psychological assessments Includes contributions from experts in their respective subfields Provides guidance on incorporating new American Psychological Association (APA) and Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) guidelines into the supervision process Fills an urgent need for an up-to-date reference on assessment supervision Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision is a must-have reference for both psychology practitioners who supervise the assessment process and instructors of psychological testing and assessment.

Reading Development And Difficulties

Author: David A. Kilpatrick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783030265496
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This book provides an overview of current research on the development of reading skills as well as practices to assist educational professionals with assessment, prevention, and intervention for students with reading difficulties. The book reviews the Componential Model of Reading (CMR) and provides assessment techniques, instructional recommendations, and application models. It pinpoints specific cognitive, psychological, and environmental deficits contributing to low reading skills, so educators can accurately identify student problems and design and implement appropriate interventions. Chapters offer methods for assessing problems in decoding, word and sound recognition, and comprehension. In addition, chapters emphasize the recognition of student individuality as readers and learners, from understanding distinctions between difficulties and disabilities to the effects of first-language orthography on second-language learning. Topics featured in this book include: Learning the structure of language at the word level. Reading comprehension and reading comprehension difficulties Assessing reading in second language learners. Effective prevention and intervention for word-level reading difficulties. The neurobiological nature of developmental dyslexia. Reading Development and Difficulties is a must-have resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in varied fields, including child and school psychology; assessment, testing, and evaluation; social work; and special education. "I think the book has the potential to be a game changer. It will certainly challenge the expectations of policy makers, not to mention the teachers of beginning readers. These chapters will enhance the knowledge base of those in our schools who are charged with the lofty task of assuring that children have the best possible opportunities to acquire the skill of reading.” Sir Jim Rose Chair and author of Independent Review of the Teaching of Early Reading: Final Report (2006)

Scaffolding Emergent Literacy

Author: Anne Keil Soderman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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Ringing Endorsements for Scaffolding Emergent Literacy... ""Readers simply love this book because of the perfect balance of theory and practice."" Professor Nancy Hansen-Krening, University of Washington "I found the book compelling, sound, and researched with a strong application element: theory to practice."" Professor Verlinda Angell, Southern Utah University ""My students like the massive amount of information contained in a relatively short text. The organization has a nice flow and fits well with the syllabus."" Professor Vi Austin, Stephen F. Austin State University "Scaffolding Emergent Literacy" will help children become more strategic in their building of literacy skills and concepts! Underscored by rich child development theory, developmentally appropriate practices, and sound research, the Second Edition of this popular book is packed with literacy activities that support emergent to fluent literacy. Each strategy is paired with a classroom demonstration and samples of children's work. With this book, assessment isn't an afterthought! "Scaffolding Emergent Literacy" provides in-depth coverage of highly effective assessment and evaluation strategies and offers numerous classroom-based, child-centered measurement tools, along with useful descriptions of the most common standardized tests being used for diagnostic purposes. New To The Second Edition New coverage of Special Education! Strategies for English Language Learners throughout! New activities with information on the use of technology in the classroom! New activities through Grade 5! For information on related books by Allyn & Bacon, visit www.ablongman.com/edresources.

Essentials Of Understanding Psychology

Author: Robert S. Feldman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780073405490
Size: 30.51 MB
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Students First. Essentials of Understanding Psychology is written around the philosophy that an effective textbook must be oriented to students: informing them, engaging them, exciting them about the field, and expanding their intellectual capabilities because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. No matter what brings students into the introductory course and regardless of their initial motivation, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, Seventh Edition, draws students into the field and stimulates their thinking. This revision integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives. It also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures.

If Your Adolescent Has An Eating Disorder

Author: B. Timothy Walsh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195181530
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A guide to helping a teenager with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa draws on the latest scientific expertise available along with the practical wisdom of parents who have raised teenagers with anorexia or bulimia, to examine the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder, how to get a diagnosis, and the latest treatments and therapeutic options. Original.