Introduction to language communication concepts and educational activities for teaching individuals with developmental dyslexia and related language learning difficulties. A study of the characteristic symptoms of dyslexia, implications of the disorder, diagnosis, and multisensory and discovery language remediation techniques.
EDU 6331. Introductory Course B, Cognitive and Linguistic Structures of Written Language
Instruction in the teaching of Curriculum Level II. Focus on cognitive and linguistic structures of written language and writing and phonetic concepts related to reading and spelling. An examination of the historical development of English and its relevance to language disabilities.
EDU 6101. Clinical Therapy Practicum I
Clinical teaching and therapy practices. Requires clinical teaching reports and three therapy demonstrations. Each student is assigned an advisor to answer questions and provide support and guidance.
EDU 6115. Phonological Awareness (Online)
Phonological awareness involves an appreciation of the sounds as well as the meanings of spoken words. Recent research has confirmed that children who have a greater degree of phonological awareness when they enter school are better equipped to learn to read. A more advanced form of phonological awareness is called phoneme awareness, which is the understanding that speech can be broken down into even smaller units called phonemes. Few preschoolers spontaneously attain phonemic awareness, but many studies have shown that they can acquire this understanding by engaging in activities that draw their attention to the existence of phonemes in spoken words. This course explores current research and teaches appropriate activities to help build these skills.
EDU 6231. Introductory Course C, Early Language Development
Continuation of instruction in introductory levels of the curriculum. Refinement of techniques and procedures previously introduced. Systems of record keeping and progress reporting discussed.
EDU 6102. Clinical Therapy Practicum II
Clinical teaching and therapy practices. Requires clinical teaching reports and therapy demonstrations. Students continue to work with advisors.
EDU 6116. Procedures and Measures Assessing Students
This course serves as a guide for developing a referral, assessment, and placement process for identifying the student with dyslexia. Time is devoted to analyzing all existing information on the student, including formal test results in order to make an educational identification of dyslexia. In addition, this course focuses on accommodations and teaching strategies that may be used for the dyslexic student in the regular classroom.