Children's Comprehension Problems in Oral and Written Language

A Cognitive Perspective

Edited by Kate Cain and Jane Oakhill

May 7, 2008
ISBN 9781593858322
Price: $39.00
302 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 2007

I. Comprehension Processes and Impairments in Typically Developing Children

1. Introduction to Comprehension Development, Jane Oakhill and Kate Cain

2. Reading Comprehension Difficulties: Correlates, Causes, and Consequences, Kate Cain and Jane Oakhill

II. Comprehension Impairments in Children with Developmental Disorders

3. Comprehension Difficulties in Children with Specific Language Impairment and Pragmatic Language Impairment, Nicola Botting

4. Language Comprehension Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Susan Leekam

5. Story Comprehension Impairments in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Elizabeth P. Lorch, Kristen S. Berthiaume, Richard Milich, and Paul van den Broek

6. Reading Comprehension and Working Memory in Children with Learning Disabilities in Reading, H. Lee Swanson, Crystal B. Howard, and Leilani Sáez

III. Comprehension Impairments in Association with Neurological Damage and Sensory Impairment

7. Comprehension in a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele, Marcia A. Barnes, Amber M. Johnston, and Maureen Dennis

8. Impaired Discourse Gist in Pediatric Brain Injury: Missing the Forest for the Trees, Lori G. Cook, Sandra B. Chapman, and Jacquelyn F. Gamino

9. The Comprehension of Skilled Deaf Readers: The Roles of Word Recognition and Other Potentially Critical Aspects of Competence, Leonard P. Kelly and Dragana Barac-Cikoja

IV. Conclusions

10. Cognitive Bases of Children’s Language Comprehension Difficulties: Where Do We Go from Here?, Kate Cain and Jane Oakhill