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ERIC Number: ED491790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 690
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5576-6676-8
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Second Edition
Birsh, Judith R., Ed.
Brookes Publishing Company
For students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities--and for their peers--creative teaching methods that use two or more senses can dramatically improve language skills and academic outcomes. That is why every current and future educator needs the second edition of this definitive guide to multisensory teaching. A core text for a variety of reading courses and an invaluable reference for reading specialists, this comprehensive resource shows educators how to use specific multisensory approaches to help students develop skills in key areas such as: phonological awareness; letter knowledge; fluency; spelling; comprehension; handwriting; composition; and mathematics. Following a foreword by Sally Shaywitz, and a preface, chapters presented in this book include: (1) Research and Reading Disability (Judith R. Birsh); (2) Multisensory Structured Language Education (Louisa C. Moats and Mary L. Farrell); (3) Development of Oral Language and Its Relationship to Literacy (Lydia H. Soifer); (4) Phonemic Awareness and Reading: Research, Activities, and Instructional Materials (Joanna K. Uhry); (5) Alphabet Knowledge: Letter Recognition, Naming, and Sequencing (Kay A. Allen with Graham F. Neuhaus and Marilyn C. Beckwith); (6) The History and Structure of Written English (Marcia K. Henry); (7) Assessment of Reading Difficulties (Eileen S. Marzola and Margaret Jo Shepherd); (8) Planning Multisensory Structured Language Lessons and the Classroom Environment (Judith R. Birsh and Jean-Fryer Schedler); (9) Teaching Reading: Accurate Decoding and Fluency (Suzanne Carreker); (10) Teaching Spelling (Suzanne Carreker); (11) Biliteracy Instruction for Spanish-Speaking Students (Elsa Cardenas-Hagan); (12) Instruction for Older Students Struggling with Reading (Barbara A. Wilson); (13) Word Learning and Vocabulary Instruction (Joanne F. Carlisle and Lauren A. Katz); (14) Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension in the Multisensory Classroom (Eileen S. Marzola); (15) Teaching Handwriting (Beverly J. Wolf); (16) Composition: Expressive Language and Writing (Judith C. Hochman); (17) Multisensory Mathematics Instruction (Margaret B. Stern); (18) Learning Strategies and Study Skills: The SkORE System (Claire Nissenbaum); (19) Working with High-Functioning Dyslexic Adults (Susan H. Blumenthal); and (20) Helping Parents of Children with Dyslexia (Betty S. Levinson). Two additional chapters are available online at the companion web site, (21) Assistive Technology and Individuals with Dyslexia (Linda Hecker and Ellen Engstrom); and (22) The Rights of Individuals with Dyslexia Under the Law (Jo Anne Simon). Appended are: (1) Glossary (Holly Baker Hill); and (2) Materials and Sources (Holly Baker Hill). An index is also included. [This book was published by Brookes Publishing Company. For the "Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book," see ED491789.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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