With the current focus on Response to Intervention (RTI) and evidence–based instruction in both general and special education, assessment professionals and educators alike require greater knowledge of effective instruction and intervention techniques. Written by two experts in academic assessment and intervention, Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions is an easy–to–use reference containing clear descriptions of research–based interventions for the academic areas of reading, writing, and math for professionals who work directly with children struggling in these areas.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions to help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions puts at your fingertips the successful instructional techniques and materials necessary for accurate and effective use of evidence–based interventions in the areas of phonological awareness and beginning reading phonics, phonics and sight word instruction, reading fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension, spelling, handwriting and written expression, basic math skills, and math problem–solving. General principles of effective instruction and the relevance of cognitive abilities to academic interventions are also included.
The authors also wrote (with Richard W. Woodcock) Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment, published by Wiley.
Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:
Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Essentials of WISC®–IV Assessment
Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment
Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment
Essentials of Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5) Assessment
Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment
Essentials of Processing Assessment
Essentials of Creativity Assessment
Essentials of DAS–II® Assessment
Chapter 2. Phonological Awareness and Beginning Phonics.
Chapter 3. Phonics and Sight Word Instruction.
Chapter 4. Reading Fluency.
Chapter 5. Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension.
Chapter 6. Spelling.
Chapter 7. Handwriting and Written Expression.
Chapter 8. Basic Math Skills.
Chapter 9. Math Problem–Solving.
Nancy Mather, PhD, is a coauthor of the Woodcock–Johnson® III (WJ III) and has authored or coauthored numerous publications, including Woodcock–Johnson® III: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies, published by Wiley. She is a Professor at the University of Arizona.