In this four week course (20 - 30 hours) you will be introduced to the screening process for children who are unexpectedly struggling with reading and/or spelling. You will be given the opportunity to learn about the various screening tools available, what they test, how they are scored, and what they tell us about the struggling student’s strengths and weaknesses.
All class discussions, chats and assignments will be interactive and moderated by the instructors.
This course will focus on improving your understanding of the screening process for phonemic and phonological processing that are common areas of weakness for students with dyslexia. You will also have the opportunity to look deeper into what spelling mistakes can tell us about a child’s academic difficulties and how to analyze spelling samples.
You will learn how to use information collected from the screening tools and student work samples to determine if a student needs intervention, if they might qualify for Special Education services, and how to use this information for academic goals.
The course will consist of instructor moderated discussion boards, instructional videos, simulations, and webinars (participating live or viewing recorded versions).
*This course will not teach you how to diagnose dyslexia. It is intended to help you understand the screening/assessment process for students with dyslexia. Screening materials are not included in this course. It is not a certification course.
|Jan 30 - Feb 24|
|Apr 3 - Apr 28|