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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, 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 an instructional recommendations report will be developed based on student test data provided.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks 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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    Differentiated Instruction, Communicating Test Results, and Instructional Plans

    • Analyze formats for communicating assessment information to students, parents, teachers, and professionals.
    • Analyze a series of reading assessments, including a reading inventory, for the purpose of identifying strengths and weaknesses and planning instruction for a student.
    • 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.

    Stages of Reading, Factors Affecting Reading Success and Failure, Types of Reading Difficulties

    • Identify the stages of reading development.
    • Identify factors that impact reading success or failure.
    • Examine how writing can influence reading success or failure.
    • Identify reading difficulties that students experience.
    • Describe typical signs and symptoms of dyslexia in elementary-aged students.

    Assessment in Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties, Informal Assessments

    • Describe the importance of formal and informal assessments in identifying and remediating reading difficulties.
    • Identify the elements involved in implementing effective assessments for designing effective instructional plans.
    • Describe how classroom assessments are used as formative and summative tools for guiding or monitoring student progress and for evaluating instruction.
    • Identify informal instruments that assess the following areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
    • Implement an Informal Reading Inventory (IRI).

    Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties

    • 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.
    • Identify screening tools and assessments used to alert educators to potential reading problems.

    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.
    • Describe classroom interventions and accommodations that support students with reading disabilities.
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