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Writing Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems: Implications for Assessment and Instruction

Barbara Arfe, Julie Dockrell, and Virginia Berninger


Writing plays a key role in society. Yet, many children struggle in learning to write, and often this is related to difficulties in the development of their oral-language skills. For students with oral language difficulties text production is particularly challenging, yet there have been few attempts to consider the impact of different oral language problems on the production of written text. This book focuses on the relationship between oral language problems and writing problems for children with hearing loss, those with oral-language difficulties and those with dyslexia. The causes and natu ... More

Keywords: writing, writing problems, language impairment, dyslexia, hearing loss, writing assessment, writing intervention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199827282
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Arfe, author
University of Verona, Italy

Julie Dockrell, author
Institute of Education, University of London

Virginia Berninger, author
University of Washington

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Part One Models and Perspectives on Writing Development

Chapter 1 Cognitive Processes in Writing

John R. Hayes and Virginia W. Berninger

Part Two The Impact of Oral Language Problems on Written Text Production

Children with Hearing Loss

Chapter 4 Spelling in Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants

Heather Hayes, Rebecca Treiman and Ann E. Geers

Chapter 6 Spelling Abilities in Hebrew-Speaking Children with Hearing Loss

Ronit Levie, Dorit Ravid, Tal Freud and Tova Most

Chapter 8 Composing Academic Essays

John Albertini, Michael Stinson and Argiroula Zangana

Children with Oral Language Difficulties

Chapter 9 Examining Early Spelling and Writing Skills

Cynthia S. Puranik, Stephanie Al Otaiba and Feifei Ye

Chapter 13 Written Narratives from French and English Speaking Children with Language Impairment

Judy S. Reilly, Josie Bernicot, Thierry Olive, Joël Uzé, Beverly Wulfeck, Monik Favart and Mark Appelbaum

Children with Dyslexia

Chapter 14 A Review of Dyslexia and Expressive Writing in English

Emma Sumner, Vincent Connelly and Anna L. Barnett

Chapter 19 Improving Expressive Writing in Children with Learning Disabilities

Martina Pedron, Anna Maria Re, Chiara Mirandola and Cesare Cornoldi

Part Three Linking Research to Practice in Oral and Written Language Assessment and Intervention

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