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EDU 553: Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation


This is an upper level course that prepares you to work in the field of Special Education. In this course you will learn how to use a wide variety of teaching methods, materials and strategies to help children learn to read. You will also learn how to monitor and document student’s progress, strengths, and needs; diagnose difficulties in reading and related areas; implement corrective instruction when appropriate and prevent problems with literacy from developing.


“Understanding Reading Problems: Assessment and Instruction”, by Jean Wallace Gillet, Charles Temple, Alan N. Crawford. Pearson Publishers. ISBN: 0-205-38642-3.
“What Really Matters for Struggling Readers”, by Richard L. Allington. Longman Publishers. ISBN: 0-321-06396-1.