Case Finding and Screening

  • Catherine Christo
  • Stephen E. Brock
  • John Davis
Part of the Developmental Psychopathology at School book series (DPS)

Given the deleterious consequences of poor reading on students’ educational opportunities, the importance of identifying these children early is obvious. In addition, it is clear that intervention can improve reading outcomes for those at risk for dyslexia. It is also important that identification and intervention occur early. Delays in providing intervention in reading have negative impacts on multiple areas related to reading development including vocabulary (Cunningham & Stanovich, 1999), fluency (Torgesen, Rashotte, & Alexander, 2001), and comprehension (Gough & Tunmer, 1986). In addition, as was noted in Chap. 1, the odds are poor that the student, who by fourth grade is still reading below grade level, will ever be able to attain grade-level reading achievement.

Two types of activities are part of child find efforts to identify children at risk for dyslexia. First, it is important to educate caregivers about what characteristics indicate risk. These activities include fact sheets...


Phonological Awareness Reading Disability Phonological Processing School Entry Rapid Naming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Christo
    • 1
  • Stephen E. Brock
  • John Davis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & School PsychologyCalifornia State University, SacramentoSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Califonia State UniversityHaywardUSA

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