Written by leading experts, the third edition of Language and Reading Disabilities , maintains its strong clinical focus and thorough coverage of the identification, assessment, and treatment of reading and writing disorders. This text explores the differences between spoken and written language, the basic factors in reading and language development, the stages of reading development, as well as how to define and classify reading disabilities and understand their clinical implications. Coverage includes how to assess phonemic awareness, word recognition, reading comprehension and the relationship between spelling and other literacy skills, and writing foundations and processes.
Author Bio Alan G. Kamhi, Ph.D. Department of Communication University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Hugh W. Catts, Ph.D. Department of Speech-Language- Hearing: Sciences and Disorders University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Contributors Cheryl M. Scott, Ph.D. Department of Communication Disorders Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Carol E. Westby, Ph.D. Research Center for Family and Community Albuquerque, NM Stephanie Al Otaiba, Ph. D. Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Marcia L. Kosanovich Ph. D. Florida Center for Reading Research Tallahassee, FL Joe K. Torgesen, PhD. Florida Center for Reading Research Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Suzanne L. Adlof, Ph.D. University of Kansas Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, Lawrence, Kansas Kenn Apel, PhD; Danielle Brimo, M.A. School of Communication Science and Disorders, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Julie Masterson, PhD Communication Sciences and Disorders Missouri State University, Springfield, MO