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Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems  2nd Edition




Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems 2nd Edition

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems
Second Edition


Darrell Morris, Professor of Education and Director of the Reading Clinic at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.


This widely used teacher resource provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and remediating reading difficulties in grades K–6. Darrell Morris presents rich case studies of beginning and older readers struggling with different types of reading problems. He shows how to administer and score a thorough diagnostic battery and provide instruction tailored to each student's needs. In addition to one-to-one tutoring strategies, small-group and whole-class applications are discussed. Reproducible assessment tools, book lists, and other user-friendly materials can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

New to This Edition

  • Detailed explanations of how to adapt the techniques for classroom use.
  • The latest research findings pertaining to reading diagnosis.
  • Updated and expanded book lists.
  • Chapter on historical and theoretical foundations.



10/2013, 290 pages, softcover



I. Introduction

1. A Personal Perspective

2. A Brief History of Informal Reading Diagnosis

II. Diagnosing Reading Problems

3. Administering an Informal Reading Diagnosis

4. Interpretation of Reading Scores

5. Beyond the Initial Reading Diagnosis

III. Correcting Reading Problems

6. Preventing Reading Problems in the Early Grades

7. Correcting Reading Problems in the Later Grades:

I. Basic Teaching Strategies

8. Correcting Reading Problems in the Later Grades:

II. Case Studies

IV. Training Reading Teachers

9. Clinical Training for Teachers of Reading

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