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  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1118845242
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1118845240
  • Product Dimensions : 13.72 x 3.3 x 21.34 cm
  • Item Weight : 466 g
  • Publisher : Wiley (Sept. 8 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 198 ratings

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"Th[is is] literally the best book ever written in our field."
-Dr. Maria Murray, Associate Professor of Literacy, State University of NY at Oswego

"David Kilpatrick's book, one of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, is much more than a synthesis of test reviews, summaries of intervention research, illustrative case studies, and recommendations for reading and literacy interventions. While such content is pro forma in a guide for school psychologists, reading specialists, and educators, this book offers provocative new insights into the nature of reading development, reading difficulties, and effective instruction that deserve wide discussion and application in the field...[This book] represents one of the most potent linkages between science and educational practice available to us now. "
-Dr. Louisa Moats, EdD, review from International Dyslexia Association’s Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Summer 2016, p. 51-52.

"[Kilpatrick's] book is highly recommended for all school psychologist practitioners. It provides a comprehensive foundation in the research on the development of reading skills as well as an in-depth analysis of how to approach assessment and intervention. Understanding what the research says about how and what to instruct is crucial for school psychologists who are working in a multitiered system of support in order to be able to support teachers in choosing effective instruction at the classroom level and beyond.
-Lynne O. Thies, PhD, NCSP, review from Communiqué he Newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, Vol, 45, Issue 2, 2016.

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  • Provides step-by-step guidelines for organizing an assessment, selecting appropriate instruments, and interpreting results
  • Expert advice on formulating interventions and educational programming
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Effective, evidence-based reading interventions that change students' lives

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties offers school psychologists, reading specialists, and educators a practical and accessible guide to the most relevant research, information, and strategies available for understanding, assessing, and intervening with students who present with reading difficulties.

This essential resource draws on the author's Intervention Oriented Assessment, which determines why a student struggles with reading. The author's assessment technique aligns with other well-established assessments and current knowledge about the component skills needed for success in reading. The book also explores how to incorporate the most recent research on word recognition into practice in order to guide curricular decisions, evaluation practices, and intervention approaches. Designed for easy reading as well as quick reference, the text includes case studies that illustrate key concepts, callout boxes, and other design elements to call attention to important information.

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties offers

  • Strategies for accurately assessing the reason(s) why a student struggles with reading
  • Techniques for improving reading skills that are highly effective and evidence-based
  • Guidelines for interpreting and using the reading components in assessment batteries
  • Online supplemental tools and resources

Students need help now, and Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties shows how to get these students on track.