EDRD6333 Clinical and Remedial ReadingPracticum

Course Description

This is the third course in a continuum of courses on assessment and intervention for school age children and adults who struggle in areas of literacy. Individual assessment and tutoring of a student will be directed by the instructor in a practicum setting. The reading assignments are interrelated and designed to provide a scaffolding approach to introducing strategies to struggling readers.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admittance into the literacy master’s degree program.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Complete a student profile (case study) of strengths and challenges in literacy.
  2. Identify the three cuing systems: graphophonic, syntactic, and semantic system and how they relate to each other.
  3. Determine the reading level of text.
  4. Explain how to build meaning through pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies.
  5. Write accurate anecdotal records of tutorial sessions.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of dyslexia including recognition of indicators, brain research, and strategies for the classroom.

This course addresses TEA Reading Specialist Standards I, II, III and IV and ILA Standards 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 7.1, 7.3 and 7.4.