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Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Chapter 2 Reading Theory and Stages of Reading Acquisition 7 Chapter 3 Oral Language 27 Chapter 4 Linguistic and Cultural Diversity 47 Chapter 5 Statistics and Test Development 59 Chapter 6 Test Administration and Report Writing 75 Chapter 7 Response to Intervention 97 Chapter 8 Role of Intellectual Assessment 119 Chapter 9 Oral Language Assessment 139 Chapter 10 Underlying Processes 163 Chapter 11 Decoding 193 Chapter 12 Comprehension 233 Chapter 13 Informal Inventories and Readability 259 Chapter 14 Written Expression and Spelling 279 Chapter 15 Last Words 307 Appendix A: Answer Key 311 Appendix B: Glossary 319 References 327 Additional Resources 359 Author Index 369 Subject Index 379

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Melissa Lee Farrall, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member in the Language and Literacy Program at Simmons College in Boston, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. One of the founding members of The Reading Foundation, she presently works as a consultant with parents and school districts. She served for several years on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

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