Handbook of Language and Literacy: Development and Disorders

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C. Addison Stone, Elaine R. Silliman, Barbara J. Ehren, Kenn Apel
Guilford Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 733 pages
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Much has been learned in recent years about the close connections among language and literacy processes, both typical and atypical. Filling a significant gap in the literature, this comprehensive volume brings together leading authorities in communication sciences and disorders, learning disabilities, and literacy education to present current knowledge in this area. Reviewed are the latest advances in theory, research, and practice in language and literacy development, including the impact of specific language-related processes on literacy learning and ways to achieve optimal learning outcomes with diverse students.

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C. Addison Stone, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Educational Studies at the University of Michigan. His research interests center on the social context of learning and development in children with language and learning disabilities. He has served as coeditor of Learning Disabilities Research and Practice and is on the editorial boards of several other journals in the field.

Elaine R. Silliman, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Cognitive and Neural Sciences at the University of South Florida and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her research interests and publications focus on oral language-literacy connections in monolingual English-speaking children with social dialect variations, bilingual (Spanish-English) children, and children with language learning disabilities.

Barbara J. Ehren, EdD, CCC-SLP, is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her research and development work focuses on adolescent literacy, with an emphasis on the Strategic Instruction Model at the school level and on the shared responsibility of a variety of professionals for content literacy.

Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Florida State University and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He has authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters, as well as software programs and the spelling instructional curriculum SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing.

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