ERIC Number: ED417546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Specific Reading Disability: A View of the Spectrum.
Shapiro, Bruce K., Ed.; Accardo, Pasquale J., Ed.; Capute, Arnold J., Ed.
This book is a compendium of papers presented March 18-20, 1996, at the eighteenth annual Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities course. Research findings are presented that address identification, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of specific reading disability. Individual chapters include: (1) "Dyslexia: The Evolution of a Concept" (John Doris); (2) "Specific Reading Disability: Splitting and Lumping" (Bruce K. Shapiro); (3) "Functional Neuroimaging of Developmental Dyslexia: Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Dyslexic Men" (Judith M. Rumsey and Guinevere Eden); (4) "Genetics of Reading Disability: Further Evidence for a Gene on Chromosome 6" (Shelly D. Smith, A. M. Brower, L. R. Cardon and J. C. DeFries); (5) "Early Identification of Children At Risk for Reading Disabilities: Phonological Awareness and Some Other Promising Predictors" (Hollis S. Scarborough); (6) "The Discrepancy Formula: Its Use and Abuse" (Linda S. Siegel); (7) "Dyslexia: The Identification Process" (Doris J. Johnson); (8) "Dyslexia: Over- and Under-Diagnosis, Over- and Under-Sophistication" (Ruth Nass); (9) "Diagnosis and Remediation of Dyslexia" (Robin P. Church, Michael Bender and Marjorie A. Fessler); (10) "Instructional Interventions for Children with Reading Disabilities" (Joseph K. Torgesen); (11) "The Long-Term Prognosis of Learning Disabled Children: A Review of Studies (1954-1993)" (Paul Satz, Steve Buka, Lewis Lipsitt and Larry Seidman); and (12) "Reading Dyslexia" (Pasquale Accardo). (Each chapter contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Dyslexia, Early Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Genetics, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Phonetics, Predictor Variables, Reading Difficulties, Student Characteristics
York Press, P.O. Box 504, Timonium, MD 21094.
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