Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2008-11-04
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Federal laws such as No Child Left Behind mandate that schools demonstrate how federal funds are being spent on scientifically based programs, making it essential that practitioners know which procedures are most effective for improving academic performance. Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions collects in one convenient reference all of the evidence-based interventions for working with children who need help in reading, writing, and math. Easy to use, this practical book for special and general education teachers and school psychologists presents features including "Don't Forget," "Rapid References," and "Test Yourself" questions.

Author Biography

Barbara J. Wendling, MA, has years of clinical experience as an educator and diagnostician in public school settings in both general and special education. Additionally, she has taught university courses, worked in educational and test publishing, and is currently an educational consultant.

Nancy Mather, PhD, is a coauthor of the Woodcock-Johnson® III (WJ III) and has authored or coauthored numerous publications, including Woodcock-Johnson® III: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies, published by Wiley. She is a Professor at the University of Arizona.

Table of Contents

Series Prefacep. xi
General Principles of Evidence-Based Instructionp. 1
Phonological Awareness and Beginning Phonicsp. 19
Phonics and Sight Word Instructionp. 33
Reading Fluencyp. 52
Vocabulary and Reading Comprehensionp. 77
Spellingp. 120
Handwriting and Written Expressionp. 139
Basic Math Skillsp. 167
Math Problem Solvingp. 193
The Relevance of Cognitive Abilities to Academic Interventionsp. 220
Referencesp. 247
Annotated Bibliographyp. 280
Acknowledgmentsp. 283
About the Authorsp. 284
Indexp. 285
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