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Diagnosis And Remediation Of Reading Difficulties

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This course addresses the use of reading assessments to determine classroom intervention and instructional strategies.  It provides foundational information about stages of reading acquisition, factors that impact reading success or failure, and the nature of reading difficulties.  This information serves as a context for learning about the selection, administration, and interpretation of formal and informal classroom assessments for the purposes of screening, diagnosing difficulties, monitoring progress, and evaluating instruction.  In addition, a final diagnostic and instructional recommendations report will be developed based on student test data provided.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Assessment in Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties

    • Analyze and use the results of end-of-year achievement tests for the development of instructional plans.
    • Describe the importance of assessment in identifying and remediating reading difficulties.
    • Identify the elements involved in implementing effective assessments for designing effective instructional plans.
    • Define basic concepts and terms related to assessment.
    • Describe how classroom assessments are used as formative and summative tools for guiding or monitoring student progress and for evaluating instruction.

    Informal Assessments

    • Explain the differences between formal and informal reading assessments.
    • Identify informal instruments that assess the following areas of reading: Phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
    • Implement an Informal Reading Inventory (IRI).

    Formal Assessments

    • Compare and contrast norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.
    • Define validity and reliability.
    • Identify formal instruments that assess the following areas of reading: Phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

    Strategies for Instructional Intervention

    • Identify strategies for intervention in the following areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and study skills.
    • Select appropriate reading texts to meet the instructional needs of a practicum student.

    Differentiated Instruction

    • Examine various pedagogical strategies to address diverse learning styles.
    • Examine the organization and use of a school-wide multi-tiered model for instruction and intervention.

    Communicating Test Results and Instructional Plans

    • Analyze formats for communicating assessment information to students, parents, teachers, and professionals.

    Types of Reading Difficulties

    • Identify reading difficulties that students experience.

    Stages of Reading

    • Identify the stages of reading development.

    Factors Impacting Reading Success and Failure

    • Identify factors that impact reading success or failure.
    • Examine how writing can influence reading success or failure.
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