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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I have really mixed feelings about this book. While I feel that it had several useful parts, I dislike its purpose in my Psychological Testing class for the following reasons: 1. It was written for ... Read full review

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I have really mixed feelings about this book. While I feel that it had several useful parts, I dislike its purpose in my Psychological Testing class for the following reasons: 1. It was written for ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
31
Chapter 3
67
Chapter 4
133
Chapter 5
178
Chapter 6
212
Chapter 7
254
Chapter 8
289
Chapter 9
321
References
387
Index
435
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About the author (2011)

Edward S. Shapiro, PhD, until his death in 2016, was Director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice and Professor in the School Psychology Program at Lehigh University. Best known for his work in curriculum-based assessment and nonstandardized methods of assessing academic skills problems, Dr. Shapiro was author or coauthor of numerous books. He also developed the widely used BOSS (Behavioral Observation of Students in Schools) software system and presented papers, chaired symposia, and delivered invited addresses at conferences around the world. Dr. Shapiro's contributions to the field of school psychology have been recognized with the Outstanding Contributions to Training Award from Trainers of School Psychologists, the Distinguished Contribution to School Psychology Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Eleanor and Joseph Lipsch Research Award from Lehigh University, and the Senior Scientist Award from the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association, among other honors.

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