Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Handbook of Language & Literacy

Stone, Addison C., et al, eds. Handbook of Language & Literacy Development and Disorders. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4625-1185-3

Publisher's Description
An acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature, this volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address the impact of specific language-related processes on K-12 literacy learning, with attention to cognitive, neurobiological, sociocultural, and instructional issues. Approaches to achieving optimal learning outcomes with diverse students are reviewed. The volume presents research-based practices for assessing student needs and providing effective instruction in all aspects of literacy: word recognition, reading comprehension, writing, and spelling.

New to This Edition
  • Chapters on digital literacy, disciplinary literacy, and integrative research designs.
  • Chapters on bilingualism, response to intervention, and English language learners.
  • Incorporates nearly a decade's worth of empirical and theoretical advances.
  • Numerous prior edition chapters have been completely rewritten.