Policy and practice issues for students at-risk in language and literacy learning.

Elaine Silliman, Louise C Wilkinson

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A key chapter on policy and practice in language and literacy in an acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature. This volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address the impact of specific language-related processes on K-12 literacy learning, with attention to cognitive, neurobiological, sociocultural, and instructional issues. Approaches to achieving optimal learning outcomes with diverse students are reviewed. The volume presents research-based practices for assessing student needs and providing effective instruction in all aspects of literacy: word recognition, reading comprehension, writing, and spelling.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of language and literacy development and disorders
EditorsAddison Stone, Elaine Silliman, Barbara Ehren, Geraldine Wallach
PublisherGuilford Press
Number of pages127
ISBN (Print)978-1462527489
StatePublished - May 27 2016


  • language
  • literacy
  • challenges of policy and practice


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