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This Handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.

Causes of Delays and Difficulties in the Production of Written Text
Causes of delays and difficulties in the production of written text
Background

The ability to communicate through writing is one of the most important skills that schooling provides for children. Writing provides children with the ability to convey knowledge and ideas. New ideas may be prompted by the act of text generation itself (Galbraith, 1996). Yet, many children face challenges when learning to write; the ability to produce fluent and accurate text is an extended process stretching from the early school years to adolescence and adulthood. Part of the challenge in learning to produce written text is the complexity of the process. Writing develops over time through a complex interplay between the child's skills, the instructional ...

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