Multisensory Teaching Basic Language Skills

ISBN-10: 1598570935

ISBN-13: 9781598570939

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: Judith R. Birsch, Sally Shaywitz

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As new research shows how effective systematic and explicit teaching of language-based skills is for students with learning disabilities¿along with the added benefits of multisensory techniques¿discover the latest on this popular teaching approach with the third edition of this bestselling textbook. Adopted by colleges and universities across the country, this definitive core text is now fully revised and expanded with cutting-edge research and more on hot topics such as executive function, fluency, and adolescent literacy. The most comprehensive text available on multisensory teaching, this book shows preservice educators how to use specific multisensory approaches to dramatically improve struggling students¿ language skills and academic outcomes in elementary through high school. They¿ll be prepared to help students develop skills in key areas such as phonological awareness, letter knowledge, handwriting, phonics, fluency, spelling, comprehension, composition, and mathematics. Educators will plan structured, explicit multisensory language lessons that incorporate two or more senses , create a positive classroom environment, conduct successful assessment of reading difficulties and monitor progress, and more. A text to keep and use long after the course is over, this book includes practical strategies and guidelines on planning lessons, conducting assessment, helping students with learning disabilities develop good study skills, and more. And the broad and deep coverage of multisensory teaching¿unmatched by other texts¿make this an essential reference and professional development resource.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.718
Language: English

About the Editor
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Connecting Research and Practice
Multisensory Structured Language Education
Development of Oral Language and Its Relationship to Literacy
The History and Structure of Written English
Teaching Phonemic Awareness
Alphabet Knowledge: Letter Recognition, Naming, and Sequencing
Teaching Handwriting
Teaching Reading: Accurate Decoding
Teaching Spelling
Fluency in Learning to Read: Conceptions, Misconceptions, Learning Disabilities, and Instructional Moves
Word Learning and Vocabulary Instruction
Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension in the Multisensory Classroom
Composition: Evidence-Based Instruction
Assessment
Planning Multisensory Structured Language Lessons and the Classroom Environment
Instruction for Older Students with a Word-Level Reading Disability
Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12
Learning Strategies and Study Skills: The SkORE System
Working with High-Functioning Adults with Dyslexia and Other Academic Challenges
Language and Literacy Development Among English Language Learners
Multisensory Mathematics Instruction
Technology that Supports Literacy Instruction and Learning
Rights of Individuals with Dyslexia and Other Disabilities
Glossary
Materials and Sources
Index
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