First Steps: A Program of Early Intervention

  • Carol M. Santa
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 16)


We always worry about the three or four children in our first grade classrooms who struggle with reading. There are always those few we don’t reach and we only know too well that having a poor start in grade one is just the beginning. Their problems only intensify as they progress through school.


Short Vowel Word Knowledge Word Study Sight Word Letter Sound 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol M. Santa
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  1. 1.School District 5KalispellUSA

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