"This text is absolutely needed . . . will fill a huge gap in my workshops [and] truly give our teachers of struggling readers something to 'sink their teeth into' and make a difference with their students."--Jean Schedler, Ph.D."Schedler Educational Consulting" (05/14/2010)
"Looking through the powerful lens of differentiated levels of language development in three older students with learning disabilities, Farrell and Matthews deliver research-based guidelines and effective remedial approaches for improving both the content and processes of comprehension instruction."--Judith R. Birsh, Ed.D."editor, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, Second Edition" (05/14/2010)
"Reminds us that although a multiplicity of neuro-environmental factors contribute to successful reading acquisition, educators armed with solid knowledge and effective approaches can make a big difference. Read the book; your students will benefit!"--Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D."Executive Director, Newgrange School and Education Center, Princeton, New Jersey" (05/14/2010)
"This book is a definite must-have road map to improving a student's academic achievement and functional performance."--Paul F. Barbato, Psy.D."Director of Special Services, Dumont Public Schools, Dervitz Education Center, Dumont, New Jersey" (05/14/2010)
"A much needed, comprehensive resource for teachers striving to address the underlying language weaknesses of students who struggle with reading comprehension . . . an extremely valuable tool for planning and implementing targeted interventions."--Eileen S. Marzola, Ed.D."Education Consultant; contributing author, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, Second Edition; Immediate Past President, NY Branch of the International Dyslexia Association" (05/14/2010)
"By focusing on three students in three educational placements, Farrell and Matthews have given us a book that truly moves from research to practice . . . The clear, concrete, and practical examples of differentiated instruction make this book a 'must have' for every teacher in today's inclusive classrooms."--David C. Winters, Ph.D."Department Head, Department of Special Education, Eastern Michigan University" (05/14/2010)
"Extremely valuable . . . provides insights into critical contributors to reading comprehension while identifying accompanying assessment and instructional activities that are differentiated based on individual profiles of students with reading disabilities."--Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed."Former President, International Dyslexia Association; educational consultant; co-author, LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension" (05/14/2010)
"Easy to read, understand, and apply, this work provides a practical approach to responding to the literacy problems most commonly encountered in the classroom. Farrell and Mathews lead us across the bridge from research to practice." --G. Emerson Dickman, Esq.