Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties: Research and Resource Guide for Working with All Struggling Readers (2nd Edition)

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This essential handbook provides teachers and parents with a repertoire of strategies and interventions to build rich, literacy environments. Drawing on several hundred scientifically based research studies and informed teaching practices, it guides teachers in creating a social network of support while nurturing the development of individual resiliency so that individuals with dyslexia can lead successful and fulfilling lives.

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Individuals with dyslexia can lead successful and fulfilling lives!

Drawing on hundreds of scientifically based research studies and informed teaching practices, this book provides teachers and parents with a repertoire of strategies and interventions to build rich literacy environments.

The second edition of this popular guide demonstrates how teachers can create a social network of support while nurturing the development of individual resiliency so that students with dyslexia can lead successful and fulfilling lives.

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  • A new chapter on Fluency includes The Essential 500 Reading Word List.
  • More than fifty reproducibles, including those in the areas of diagnosis, teaching, family literacy outreach, and a Meeting and Conference Planner for Families (in both Spanish and English).
  • Practical information and tools for diagnosing dyslexia and reading disabilities and for documenting this information for school records!
  • A dyslexia screening checklist and summary with terminology easily referenced and explained for teachers and parents.
  • Several assessment tools to give teachers ongoing information about a student's literacy development and progress in reading and writing.
  • Addresses the needs of second language learners with learning disabilities throughout the book.
  • Includes techniques for engaging dyslexic students within a balanced literacy program.

About the Authors

Drs. Carol A. Spafford and George S. Grosser have collaborated on more than a dozen publications related to the nature, causes, and interventions for dyslexia and learning disabilities. Collectively, Drs. Grosser and Spafford have 65 years of teaching experiences as former college professors and teachers. Dr. Grosser, named to “Who's Who in the East,” continues to serve as a lead researcher and consultant also having chaired several doctoral studies in the field of learning disabilities. Dr. Spafford was the 2002-2003 President of the Massachusetts Reading Association and is currently a literacy coordinator/reading specialist for an elementary public school.

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