Margaret Snowling CBE, FBA, FMed Sci.
The ability to translate theory into practice is a rare skill that shines through the pages of this excellent guide. It is highly recommended to professionals, practitioners, and interested parents who wish to understand how best to prevent, ameliorate and compensate for the difficulties associated with language and literacy disorders in the school age child and it has much to say that is relevant to other learning disorders as well.
Dr. Gavin Reid, Independent Practitioner Psychologist
Understanding and Supporting Children with Literacy Difficulties is a must for all professionals wishing to understand the reading processes and its relationship with effective intervention. Valerie Muter points out that learning to read has lifelong implications and it is crucial that we get this right, at the right time. Theoretical underpinnings, best practices in assessment and intervention, detailed longitudinal case studies, explanation of key concepts in reading and co-occurring and multidimensional issues are all included in this comprehensive book. We are indebted to Valerie Muter for sharing the fruits of her long and successful career in this field in this clearly written practical guide for all professionals with an interest in literacy development. This book, both broad in scope, yet rich in informative and evidenced based practices is a must for all schools!