Reading Comprehension

Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties

Authors: Woolley, Gary

  • Brings together two complex issues: reading comprehension and learning difficulties
  • Introduces a model for classifying reading comprehension
  • Focuses on recent conceptualizations of working memory and its function with regards to reading and comprehension
  • Discusses reading comprehension at the word and discourse level
  • Identifies evidence-based reading comprehension methods identified as being effective for children with learning difficulties
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Reading Comprehension: Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties examines the complex nature of reading comprehension. It introduces a model for classifying reading comprehension based on an expanded Simple View of Reading. Issues related to assessment, diagnosis, and remediation of reading comprehension difficulties are discussed and translated into clear recommendations to inform reading intervention design and practice. It gives an informed understanding as to why reading comprehension is difficult for some children with learning disabilities such as ADHD, autism, language difficulties and dyslexia. From leading literacy research, the book develops a deeper understanding of thinking processes that facilitate comprehension at the word, discourse, and metacognitive levels. Children will benefit from the introduction of evidence-based methods for teaching reading comprehension using structured multiple-strategy frameworks.

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“This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every teacher and researcher concerned with improving literacy standards. … Gary has produced here a remarkable text that successfully integrates theories, research data and practices from a very diverse … range of ideologies, disciplines and knowledge bases. … comprehensive index makes the text a valuable resource and the extensive reference list serves as an invaluable source for additional information. … recommend this book most highly to everyone with a genuine concern for raising standards in literacy.” (Peter Westwood, Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, Vol. 17 (1), May, 2012)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1174-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1173-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8375-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Comprehension
Book Subtitle
Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1174-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1174-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1173-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8375-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 259
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