Required for License(s):
Moderate Disabilities – Initial
The focus of this course is the assessment of what students identified with reading and/or writing difficulties understand about the reading and writing processes. This information will then be used as a basis for designing both group and individualized interventions to support these students as they become more proficient readers and writers. Participants will evaluate students with identified literacy difficulties in reading, writing and oral language skills using formal and informal assessment tools, background information and observation. Information gathered will be synthesized and interpreted to select appropriate strategies and plan effective academic programs in the language arts. Participants will work with students who have literacy difficulties to carry out class assignments.
This course includes a pre-practicum field-based experience.
This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available. This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course. This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence.
The first synchronous meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining three via Google Meet.
Coursework begins on the course start date. You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session. Please reserve all meeting dates listed.