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C. Addison Stone, PhD, is Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Michigan. His research interests center on the social context of learning and development in children with language and learning disabilities. He is coeditor of [i]Learning Disabilities Research and Practice[/i] and is on the editorial boards of several other journals in the field.

Elaine R. Silliman, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Cognitive and Neural Sciences at the University of South Florida and a Fellow of the American Speech/n-/Language/n-/Hearing Association. Her research interests and publications focus on oral language/n-/literacy connections in monolingual English-speaking children with social dialect variations, bilingual (Spanish/n-/English) children, and children with language learning disabilities.

Barbara J. Ehren, EdD, CCC-SLP, is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and a Fellow of the American Speech/n-/Language/n-/Hearing Association. Her research and development work focuses on adolescent literacy, with an emphasis on the Strategic Instruction Model at the school level and on the shared responsibility of a variety of professionals for content literacy.

Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at Wichita State University and a Fellow of the American Speech/n-/Language/n-/Hearing Association. His research and teaching interests are in typical and atypical language/n-/literacy development, with a specific focus on reading and spelling.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Literacy, Special education, Language acquisition, Language disorders