RDLT-53600 Theory and Practice for Intervention and Remediation of Reading

This course investigates developmental and remedial reading instruction, with particular focus on theories that impact literacy instruction and designing appropriate instruction to address the characteristics of struggling readers. It includes the critical examination of materials and resources to support struggling readers and supporting educators in implementing evidence-based instructional approaches. The course emphasizes using a critical stance toward the scholarship, literature, and research in the field as these influence instructional decisions. A variety of instructional materials, including traditional print, non-print, and online resources are evaluated with an emphasis on meeting the needs of all learners, particularly those struggling to read and write, and English language learners.