Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Professor of Special Education at Michigan State University, where he is also a Principal Investigator with the Literacy Achievement Research Center. He was a faculty member at the University of Washington in Seattle before assuming his current position at Michigan State. Prior to receiving his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 2000, he worked for 10 years in the public schools as a special educator and speech-language pathologist, and for 6 years as a university clinical supervisor. Dr. Troia is a consulting editor for several journals, including Exceptional Children, Journal of Learning Disabilities , and Learning Disability Quarterly , and is an associate editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools . He has written over two dozen research papers and book chapters and has given numerous presentations about his work in the areas of phonological processing, writing assessment and instruction, and teacher professional development in literacy.
"An especially practical resource, the book combines accessible summaries of research evidence on a variety of topics in writing with how-to ideas that can be implemented right away by a motivated clinician or teacher. Without giving short shrift to research, the contributors devote ample attention to the instructional needs of struggling writers and those who work with them."--Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Department of Communication Disorders, Florida State University
"This unique book combines advice on writing instruction and assessment for students with varying learning profiles--those with learning disabilities and language impairments as well as multilingual learners. Chapters present new theories and conceptual frameworks, and recent research. This is an appropriate text for advanced education courses. College and university instructors will have a wide array of chapters to choose from for their teaching."--Susan De La Paz, PhD, Department of Special Education, University of Maryland