READ 4328 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading

This course focuses on the formal and informal diagnostic assessment of reading skill and the use of that data to plan, implement, and monitor instruction that is focused on individual children’s needs. Instruction targets standards related to the understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, literacy development and practice, word analysis and decoding, reading fluency, ready comprehension, study skills, and assessment. Intervention strategies include the use of games, manipulatives, and individualized plans designed to address reading deficits identified through assessment. Students also learn and apply parent-communication and conferencing skills.