RDLT-53800 Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems

This course investigates the causes and definition/identification/characteristics of reading problems and explores procedures and assessment instruments appropriate for diagnosis of all readers’ strengths and areas of need. Of particular focus is a comparison and evaluation of a wide range of assessment tools and practices, including current formal and informal diagnostic instruments, and the purposes and use of such tools in planning and evaluating reading instruction. This course provides experience with hands-on administration and interpretation of reading assessment tools and practices and the analysis of data from multiple sources. Clinical hours incorporate the administration of diagnostic instruments and the completion of a case report that synthesizes information into a comprehensive profile of a reader.