Reading & Writing Assessment & Instruction for Students with Moderate Disabilities, Pre K-8

This course explores the major causes of difficulties in reading, spelling, and writing (PreK-8). Topics include the description and evaluation of a variety of effective teaching approaches, methods, and materials used in teaching students with diverse special needs in these areas. Attention is given to matching appropriate methods of teaching to the student's learning style; to models of teaching and learning in inclusionary settings; and to the mechanics of writing an effective IEP. The course includes a field-work component.