Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) by David A. Kilpatrick

Book Description – Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

Product Details Series: Essentials of Psychological Assessment (Book 1) Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 8, 2015) Language: English
ISBN-10: 1118845242
ISBN-13: 978-1118845240
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

  • 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.

About the Author

DAVID A. KILPATRICK, PHD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Cortland and a New York State Certified School Psychologist with the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District. An expert and experienced clinician who excels in reading assessment and intervention, Dr. Kilpatrick has conducted over 1000 student evaluations for reading difficulties and disabilities.

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