The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

Assessment of Literacy Performance Based on the Componential Model of Reading

Assessment of Literacy Performance Based on the Componential Model of Reading

Assessment of literacy performance based on the componential model of reading

This chapter

  • refers to the procedure based on the ‘Discrepancy model’ of diagnosis of reading disability;
  • discusses the issues relating to discrepancy-based diagnostic procedures;
  • proposes an alternate model, labeled the Componential Model of Reading, for diagnosing and treating reading disability, in the place of the IQ-reading score based discrepancy model.

Introduction

Reading disability, which is a major constituent of learning disability, has been traditionally diagnosed on the basis of a discrepancy between IQ scores and reading achievement scores. In this chapter, we will refer to this procedure as being based on the ‘Discrepancy model’. When implemented, the discrepancy model-based-diagnosis of reading disability results in two categories ...

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