RDLT-52900 Methods and Practicum in Reading Diagnosis and Remediation

This course is a practicum utilizing a case study technique in the diagnosis of reading problems, including a collaborative seminar approach to data analysis and interpretation, and selection of interventions. The candidate will select, administer, and interpret appropriate formal and informal testing instruments and prepare case reports, which include diagnostic results and recommendations for addressing student strengths and needs through intervention plans. Particular focus will be placed on the analysis of assessment results and supporting teachers and parents in using the results to plan effective instruction, especially for those who struggle with reading and writing, and emphasis will be placed on communicating assessment results to a variety of audiences. A minimum of 20 clinical hours will involve the intensive assessment of students at both elementary and secondary levels, interpretation and analysis of assessment results, and the crafting of case reports.