READ 3328 Diagnostic & Corrective Reading

This course focuses on the formal and informal diagnostic assessment of disabled readers a nd the use of that data to plan, implement and monitor instruction that is focused on individual children's needs. Instruction targets Reading Standards specific to the understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, literacy development and practice, word analysis and decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, study skills, and assessment. Intervention strategies include the use of direct teacher instruction, games, manipulatives, and individualized plans designed to address reading deficits identified through assessment. Students also learn and apply parent communication and conferencing skills. A fifteen-hour case study is required. Prerequisite: READ 3624 must be completed prior to taking this class or be taken concurrently with approval of instructor.