rdg535 | Graduate

Diagnosis & Remediation Of Reading Difficulties

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This course addresses instructional reading/language arts strategies, student activities, and resources that can be utilized, based on students’ contextual information and assessment results.  It provides foundational information about stages of reading, factors that impact reading ability, and the nature of reading difficulties.  This information serves as a context for learning about the 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 case study report and intervention plan is developed based on student data provided.

This graduate-level course is 6 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: 6 weeks

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    Strategies for Instructional Intervention and Remediation

    • Examine the use of a multi-tiered model for instruction and intervention using classroom, school and district resources
    • Relate the use of formal and informal assessments for designing effective instructional plans
    • Select appropriate reading texts to meet the instructional needs of a student
    • Identify strategies for remediation in the following areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, writing, and spelling
    • Apply the results of formal and informal assessments for the development of instructional plans

    Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties

    • Identify reading difficulties that students experience, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners
    • Examine factors that contribute to reading difficulties

    Stages of Reading Development

    • Examine each stage of reading development
    • Relate the reading process to the stages of reading development
    • Analyze issues that impact reading development at each stage
    • Examine issues related to the reading development of English Language Learners (ELL) and students with disabilities

    Factors Impacting Reading Ability

    • Identify factors that impact reading ability
    • Analyze the relationship between reading and writing development and skills
    • Analyze the relationship between reading and spelling development and skills

    Differentiated Reading Instruction

    • Analyze different types of literacy settings/learning environments for differentiating reading, writing, and spelling instruction
    • Examine various pedagogical strategies to address diverse learning styles

    Formal and Informal Reading Assessments

    • Explain the differences between formal and informal reading assessments
    • Examine formal and informal instruments that assess the following: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, writing, and spelling
    • Analyze results of formal and informal reading assessments
    • Analyze methods/strategies for communicating assessment information to students, parents, teachers, and professionals
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