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Reading development and difficulties

Author: Kate Cain
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. : BPS Blackwell/John Wiley, 2010.
Series: BPS textbooks in psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the development of the two core aspects of reading: good word reading skills and the ability to extract the overall meaning of a text.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Cain
ISBN: 9781405151559 1405151552
OCLC Number: 437299564
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface xi <p>1 Introduction to the study of reading 1 <p>What is reading? 2 <p>The relationship between written and spoken language 4 <p>How to study reading development and reading difficulties 14 <p>Overview of the rest of this book 20 <p>2 Skilled word reading 25 <p>Word reading: Assessment and sources of variation 26 <p>Models of skilled word recognition 36 <p>3 The skilled comprehender 47 <p>What do we forget and what do we remember? 48 <p>Local and global coherence 52 <p>Models of text representation 59 <p>4 Learning to read words 67 <p>Ways to read words 68 <p>Skills and knowledge that aid word reading development 74 <p>Phases of word reading development 81 <p>What drives word reading development? 85 <p>5 The development of reading comprehension 95 <p>The relations between word reading, listening comprehension andreading comprehension 96 <p>Skills and knowledge that support reading comprehension 99 <p>Reading comprehension development 112 <p>6 Developmental dyslexia 121 <p>Developmental dyslexia: Definitions and characteristics 122 <p>Theories of dyslexia 126 <p>A look at subtypes: Are all dyslexic children the same or dodifferent types of dyslexic exist? 134 <p>Dyslexia across the lifespan: Precursors, compensation andconsequences 140 <p>7 Reading comprehension difficulties 147 <p>What is poor reading comprehension? 148 <p>Sources of discourse comprehension failure 153 <p>Causes of discourse comprehension failure 164 <p>The consequences of poor discourse comprehension 166 <p>8 Instruction and intervention 171 <p>Instruction and interventions for word reading 172 <p>Instruction and interventions for reading comprehension 179 <p>Support and instruction for reading development 185 <p>9 The assessment of reading 191 <p>Assessment matters 192 <p>Word reading assessment: What, when and how? 196 <p>The assessment of reading comprehension: What, when and how?201 <p>10 The Simple View of Reading: A framework for the study ofreading development and reading difficulties 213 <p>The Simple View of Reading: A brief overview 214 <p>The Simple View of Reading and reading development 215 <p>The Simple View of Reading and reading difficulties 218 <p>The Simple View of Reading: An evaluation 219 <p>Reading development and reading difficulties: Implications220 <p>Conclusions 221 <p>Bibliography 223 <p>Glossary 247 <p>Index 253
Series Title: BPS textbooks in psychology.
Responsibility: Kate Cain.


Reading is a complex activity that involves a range of skills in order to access meaning via the printed word. Reading Development and Difficulties demonstrates that there are two aspects to a child  Read more...


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