Phonological Awareness, Second Edition: From Research to Practice (Challenges in Language and Literacy 2nd New edition)

Phonological Awareness, Second Edition: From Research to Practice (Challenges in Language and Literacy 2nd New edition)

By: Gail T. Gillon (author)Paperback

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Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children's knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners' phonological awareness and effectively supporting those who are struggling (ages 3-17). The book discusses ways to tailor instruction and intervention for a broad range of students, including English language learners (ELLs) and those with reading or language disorders. New to This Edition: *Incorporates over a decade of important advances in research, assessment, and instruction. *Chapter on ELLs, plus additional insights on ELLs woven throughout the book, including new case studies. *Chapter on spelling development. *Significantly revised coverage of children with complex communication needs.

About Author

Gail T. Gillon, PhD, is Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the College of Education, Health, and Human Development at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. A native New Zealander with academic qualifications in speech-language therapy, teaching, and education, her research has focused on understanding the relationship between children's spoken and written language development. In particular, Dr. Gillon is well known internationally for her research and publications on the importance of phonological awareness to early reading success, particularly for young children at risk for literacy difficulties. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a three-time recipient of ASHA Editor's Awards for research articles of highest merit. Dr. Gillon is currently Co-Director of a 10-year National Science Research Challenge called " A Better Start," which includes a focus on ensuring early learning and literacy success for all New Zealand children.


1. Phonological Awareness Defined 2. Theoretical Background 3. Phonological Awareness Development 4. Phonological Awareness Development in Speakers of Languages Other Than English, with Amir Sadeghi and John Everatt 5. The Importance of Phonological Processing Skills in Dyslexia, with John Everatt 6. Phonological Awareness Development in Children with Spoken Language Impairment, with Brigid McNeill 7. Phonological Awareness and Spelling Development, with Brigid McNeill 8. Phonological Awareness Assessment, with John Everatt and Amir Sadeghi 9. Phonological Awareness Intervention 10. Instructional Frameworks 11. Phonological Awareness in Children with Complex Communication Needs, with Sally Clendon 12. Concluding Remarks Appendix. English Phonemes References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781462532889
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781462532889
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1462532888
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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