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Barbara J. Wendling, MA, is the Education Director for the Woodcock-Muñoz Foundation. In addition, she conducts training workshops nationwide on topics related to assessment and linking assessment to instruction. Barbara has served as a general education teacher, a learning disabilities specialist, a product manager for a test publishing company, and an educational consultant. She has a number of publications related to assessment and instruction and is a co-author of the Woodcock Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program.
Both authors have coauthored numerous Essentials volumes, and cowrote together the Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions, one of the series' best-selling titles.
Table of Contents
One: Understanding Dyslexia 1
Two: A Brief History of Dyslexia 19
Three: The Brain and Dyslexia 43
Nancy Mather, Barbara Wendling, Martha Youman, Sally Shaywitz , and Bennett Shaywitz
Four: Genetics and the Environment 61
Five: Assessment of the Cognitive and Linguistic Correlates of Dyslexia 77
Six: Assessment of Decoding, Encoding, and Reading Fluency 105
Seven: Instruction in Phonological Awareness: Early Reading/Spelling Skills 135
Eight: Instruction in Basic Reading and Spelling Skills 147
Nine: Instruction in Reading Fluency 179
Ten: Technology Applications for Students With Dyslexia 199
Kathleen Puckett and Blanche O'Bannon
Eleven: Dyslexia in Diff erent Languages and English Language Learners 223
Twelve: Dyslexia in the Schools 241
Appendix: Descriptions of Evidence-Based Programs 261
Annotated Bibliography 365
About the Authors 369
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