Overview1. FOUNDATIONS FOR A PRACTIONERS' MODEL OF READING ASSESSMENT. Component Skills of Reading. Spoken Language and Written Language Connections. Relationships between Strengths and Weaknesses in Oral Language Skills and Reading Skills. A Perspective on Reading Difficulties. Learning Disabilities. Research on English Language Learners. Educational Initiatives. Research on Differentiating Types of Reading Disabilities. Summary of the Foundations of Literacy. 2. A MULTIDIMENSIONAL MODEL FOR ASSESSING READING AND WRITING. Overview of the Multidimensional Model for Assessing Reading and Writing. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. NEUROBIOLOGICAL AND NEUROCOGNITIVE FACTORS MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. Neurobiological Factors. Genetic Factors. Neurocognitive Factors. Reasoning Abilities. Language Processing. Working Memory Processes. Speed of Processing. The Interaction of Biology and Environment. LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. Vocabulary Knowledge. Morphological Knowledge. Syntactic Knowledge. Discourse Knowledge. Word retrieval. PHONOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. PRINT KNOWLEDGE MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. Print Awareness. Emergent Writing. Letter Knowledge. GRAPHOPHONEMIC INTEGRATION MODULE. Definition and Scientific Support. Mapping Sound and Letter Units. Invented Spelling. WORD-LEVEL READING MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. Definitions and Scientific Support. Stages of Word-level Reading. WORD-LEVEL SPELLING MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. Stages of Spelling Development. TEXT-LEVEL READING MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. Text-level Reading Fluency. Text-Level Reading Comprehension. TEXT-LEVEL WRITING MODULE. Definitions and Scientific Support. Linking Reading and Writing. READING ACHIEVEMENT. Definitions and Scientific Support. Components of Reading Achievement. SUMMARY OF CONSTRUCTS NEEDED FOR READING. 3. APPLICATION OF THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL ASSESSMENT OF READING AND WRITING DISORDERS TO THE DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS. General Principles for Assessing Reading and Related Processes. The Evaluation Process. Formal Assessment Procedures for Preschoolers through grade 1. Formal Assessment Procedures for Grade 1 and Beyond. Goals of Criterion Referenced Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures. Informal Assessment Measures for Spoken and Written Discourse. Spoken and Written Discourse Language Samples from Learners with a Reading Disability. Evaluating Text Genres in Speaking. Evaluating Text Genres in Writing. Factor to Consider when Diagnosing Reading and Writing Disorders. Appendix 3-1: Caregiver/Teacher Questionnaire for Emergent Readers (4- 7 years). Appendix 3-2: Caregiver/Teacher Questionnaire for School Age Children (end of 1st grade and beyond). Appendix 3-3: MARWR Checklist 4. IDENTIFYING AND CLASSIFYING CHILDREN AT RISK FOR READING DEFICITS AND STRUGGLING READERS. Using the model to Evaluate and Diagnose Emergent Readers. Language and Emergent Literacy Deficit Profiles. Profile of Preschool and First grade Learners At Risk for Reading Deficit. Profile 1: Mixed Language and Emergent Literacy Deficit. Profile 2: Emergent Literacy Deficit. Profile 3: Environmental Disadvantage Literacy Deficit. Sample Diagnostic Report for Profile 1a: Mild to Moderate Mixed Spoken Language and Emergent Literacy Deficit. Sample Diagnostic Report for Profile 1b: Severe Mixed Spoken Language and Emergent Literacy Deficit. Sample Diagnostic Report for Profile 2: Emergent Literacy Deficit. Sample Diagnostic Report for Profile 3: Environmental Disadvantage Deficit. 5. SCHOOL AGE LEARNERS WITH READING DEFICITS PROFILES. Using the MARWR to Evaluate and Diagnosis School-Age Learners with Reading Disabilities. Reading Disabilities as Identified in MARWR. Dyslexia. Most Common Diagnostic Indicators of Dyslexia. Mixed Spoken language and Literacy Disorder. Comprehension Deficit. Summary of Implications for Identifying Profiles of Strengths and Weaknesses.