Identifying and Correcting Reading Difficulties

Principles of corrective reading instruction, diagnostic instruments and procedures, strategies, and materials for correcting reading difficulties will be covered. Proficiency in prescribing corrective instructional plans and activities will be developed. In addition, students will participate in a field-based practicum experience working with struggling readers. During this experience, assessment, data-based intervention/instructional design, record keeping, and reflective practices are emphasized. Students will conduct appropriate assessments, prescribe and implement reading interventions, and complete parent/teacher reports. Field experience hours required.