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Language and Reading Disabilities


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Preface Acknowledgments Contributors and Affiliations CHAPTER 1: Language and Reading: Convergences and Divergences Alan G. Kamhi and Hugh W. Catts Defining Language Phonology Semantics Morphology Syntax Pragmatics Defining Reading Models of Spoken and Written Language Comprehension Comprehending Spoken and Written Language Perceptual Analyses Word Recognition Discourse-Level Processes Differences between Spoken and Written Language Physical Differences Situational Differences Functional Differences Form Differences Vocabulary Differences Grammatical Differences Processing Differences Basic Factors in Reading and Language Development Summary References CHAPTER 2: Reading Development Alan G. Kamhi and Hugh W. Catts Emergent Literacy Period (Birth-Kindergarten) Joint Book Reading Learning about Print Summary The Development of Word Recognition Skills Logographic Stage Alphabetic Stage Orthographic Stage and Automatic Word Recognition Problems with Stage Theories of Word Recognition The Self-Teaching Hypothesis Evaluating the Self-Teaching Hypothesis The Development of Reading Comprehension Misconceptions about Comprehension Development Summary References CHAPTER 3: Defining and Classifying Reading Disabilities Hugh W. Catts, Alan G. Kamhi, and Suzanne A. Adlof Historical Basis of Reading Disabilities Early Reports Orton Johnson and Myklebust The Modern Era Terminology Prevalence Gender Differences Defining Reading Disability Exclusionary Factors IDA Definition Dyslexia as a Specific Learning Disability Problems in Word Recognition and Spelling Deficits in Phonological Processing Unexpected Underachievement Secondary Consequences Classifying Dyslexia and Other Language-Based Reading Difficulties Subtypes Based on the Simple View of Reading Classification Studies Other Subtyping Methods Based on Word Recognition Skills Combining Subtypes in Research and Practice Clinical Implications References CHAPTER 4: Causes of Reading Disabilities Hugh W. Catts, alan G. Kamhi, and Suzanne A. Adlof Extrinsic Causes of Reading Disabilities Early Literacy Experience Reading Instruction Matthew Effects Intrinsic Causes of Reading Disabilities Genetic Basis Neurological Basis Visually-Based Deficits Auditory Processing Deficits Attention-Based Deficits Language-Based Deficits References

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