Academic Skills Problems, Fourth Edition: Direct Assessment and Intervention

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Guilford Press, May 2, 2011 - Psychology - 447 pages
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This popular practitioner guide and text presents an effective, problem-solving-based approach to evaluating and remediating academic skills problems. Leading authority Edward S. Shapiro provides practical strategies for working with students across all grade levels (K–12) who are struggling with reading, spelling, written language, or math. Step-by-step guidelines are detailed for assessing students' learning and their instructional environment, using the data to design instructional modifications, and monitoring student progress. The research base for the approach is accessibly summarized. The companion workbook, available separately, contains practice exercises and reproducible forms.


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Edward S. Shapiro, PhD, is Director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice and Professor in the School Psychology Program at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is a winner of the Senior Scientist Award given by the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association and a past Editor of School Psychology Review, the official journal of the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Shapiro has written numerous books and other publications in the areas of curriculum-based assessment, behavioral assessment, behavioral interventions, and pediatric school psychology. He is best known for his work in curriculum-based assessment and nonstandardized methods of assessing academic skills problems. Among his many projects, Dr. Shapiro has recently completed a federal project focused on the development of a multi-tiered response-to-intervention (RTI) model in two districts in Pennsylvania. He has been working as a consultant to facilitate the implementation of RTI with the Pennsylvania Department of Education as well as with many individual school districts across the country. He also codirects a training grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train preservice school psychologists as facilitators and developers of RTI implementation.

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