Reading and Learning Difficulties: Approaches to Teaching and Assessment

By Peter Westwood

Published by ACER Press

Reading and Learning difficulties: Approaches to Teaching and Assessment is a comprehensive guide to teaching reading more effectively to a wide range of children.

The book presents a variety of research-supported approaches to teaching that have been designed to make learning to read easier and more successful for all children. By examining the way readers process text and identifying the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient reader, Peter Westwood explains why learning problems can sometimes occur and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties  The book presents a variety of research-supported approaches to teaching that have been designed to make learning to read easier and more successful for all children. By examining the way readers process text and identifying the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient reader, Peter Westwood explains why learning problems can sometimes occur and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties. Topics covered include:

  • the reading process: what does the skill involve?
  • teaching methods and specific strategies
  • the need for a balanced approach to instruction
  • learning difficulties in reading
  • assessment, intervention and support
Though it draws extensively on research from the fields of developmental and cognitive psychology, Reading and Learning Difficulties is written in a straight forward, jargon free style that will appeal to the busy teacher. Both students in pre-service teacher education courses and postgraduate students will appreciate the extensive reference list.

Other books by Peter Westwood include the following:-
Reading and Learning Difficulties, Approaches to teaching and assessment, ACER Press
Learning and Learning Difficulties, ACER Press
Numeracy and Learning Difficulties, Approaches to teaching and assessment, ACER Press
Teaching and Learning Difficulties, Cross-curricular perspectives, ACER Press
Spelling, Approaches to Teaching and Assessment, ACER Press
What Teachers Need to Know about Spelling, ACER Press
A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties, How to help your child, ACER Press

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