Neurolinguistic Approach to Reading: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists Treating Dyslexia aids speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in assessing and treating dyslexia through an approach proven effective by national standardized tests, subjective evaluation, parents, teachers, as well as those in the field.
The author developed the Neurolinguistic Approach to Reading (NAR) based on more than 25 years of experience working with individuals with dyslexia. This inclusive approach is based on the complete communication process, oral and written. The text also includes the Cornell note-taking system and can be used as an effective clinical manual or a university reference.
This text comes at a crucial time as the scope of practice for speech-language pathology has greatly expanded with the increased recognition of the direct relationship between oral language and a child's ability to read and spell. Additionally, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has defined the SLP's role in the remediation of literacy disabilities such as dyslexia.
Through this effective text and utilizing NAR as a treatment framework, SLPs in all work environments can be more involved in working with individuals with dyslexia.
Appendix A. Alphabet Charts
Appendix B. Consonant and Vowel Distinctive Feature Charts
Appendix C. Stage II Activities
Appendix D. Phoneme Deletion Exercises
Appendix E. NAR Spelling Forms
Appendix F. Miscue Analysis
Appendix G. Sample Charts, Sentences, and Stories From NAR Lists
Appendix H. “Rules” for Double Consonants
Appendix I. Diagrams
Appendix J. Grade-Level Spelling Sets