Prerequisites: None. This course covers typical oral language development and its relationship to the acquisition of reading and writing skills. Theories of language development are analyzed and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics are addressed.
Prerequisite: CD-822. This course focuses on typical spoken and written language development and frequently encountered oral language, reading and writing disorders of childhood. Principles, methods, and techniques of diagnosis and remediation are evaluated.
Prerequisites: CD 822,CD 823 or equivalent coursework. This course covers a variety of formal and informal oral language, reading, and writing assessments, and focuses on the analysis of patterns of student strengths and weaknesses. The interaction of oral and written language is emphasized. Additional topics include steps in clinical problem solving, fundamental concepts of clinical measurement, models of diagnosis, clinical history, interviewing techniques, and report writing.
Prerequisite: CD-822. This course is designed to address issues relevant to teaching reading and writing in the schools (K-12). Topic include analysis of scientifically based research on reading, an overview of reading philosophies, implementation of data driven differentiated instruction, and reading and writing across the curriculum.
Prerequisites: None. This course investigates the roles of reading specialists, issues related to consulting and whole school change, and the use of formative assessments to drive instruction. Its focus is on professional development and in-service education to support classroom teachers and tutors in their efforts to improve reading and writing instruction.
Prerequisites: CD 822,CD 823,CD 824,CD 825 or consent of advisor. Integrated Practicum Seminar is required. As a capstone to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading, students receive a mentored reading practicum in the Massachusetts Public Schools or in a 766-approved site under the supervision of a licensed reading specialist. Placement can usually be arranged in the school district of your employment.
Prerequisites: CD 823 and 824 or permission of Instructor. This seminar/practicum provides coursework and supervision that addresses multisensory, structured language principles and techniques developed for the remediation of difficulties in reading and writing. Focus is on integrating the areas of spoken and written language. Presentations and discussions help students draw connections between academic course work and clinical application.