The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders – A Framework for Effective Interventions -Feifer


This book explores the neuropsychological underpinnings of the writing process, and offers practical approaches for educators and psychologists in both diagnosing and remediating written language disorders in children. Written in a comfortable and easily understood fashion, specific neural pathways involved with phonological and orthographical functioning (the elementary components of language), word retrieval skills, executive functioning skills, and motor skills output are highlighted as the neural foundation of the writing process. Scores of evidenced based interventions are offered, as well as innovative assessment strategies for both monolingual and bi-lingual students.

  • Better understand the neurocognitive constructs involved with dysgraphia.
  • Define the three major subtypes of developmental dysgraphia.
  • Recognize the importance of executive functioning skills and written output.
  • Understand the relationship between dyslexia and dysgraphia in the spelling process.
  • Learn key nuances in the assessment of bi-lingual children.
  • Develop a 90 minute cross-battery assessment for dysgraphia.
  • Learn numerous interventions and accommodations for students with dysgraphia.
  • Implement the five essential steps for effective written language instruction.

Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0578134055