rdg415 | undergraduate
Diagnosis And Remediation Of Reading Difficulties
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Stages of Reading, Factors Affecting Reading Success and Failure, Types of Reading Difficulties
- Describe typical signs and symptoms of dyslexia in elementary-aged students.
- 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.
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.
Differentiated Instruction, Communicating Test Results, and Instructional Plans
- 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.
- 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.
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