2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6014 Targeted Reading and Writing Instruction

The course explores the nature of reading and writing difficulties for students across the K-12 grade span. Literacy learning challenges that develop due to development, gaps in learning, English language acquisition, engagement and motivation, and identified disabilities such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders will be addressed.  Participants will learn how to pinpoint learning needs, design instruction, and monitor progress to support students in achieving literacy development in foundational skills, strategic comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. Participants will identify and survey the many well-established programs available for diverse learning situations. Issues related to serving diverse student populations are raised throughout.