Course Description

Explore the learner characteristics associated with reading difficulties and how to remediate them at both the elementary and secondary levels. Learn to create a balanced reading program for students with disabilities that includes phonemic, word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency skills. Students will learn how to assess, teach and monitor reading skills. Students will create their own materials for reading instruction and learn how to evaluate commercially-available reading programs for appropriateness for students with disabilities.

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Section Title
Teaching Reading to Exceptional Students
Mar 31, 2020 to Jun 11, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Carnine, D.W., Silbert, J., Kame’enui, E. J., & Tarver, S. G. (2010). Direct Instruction Reading. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.


Section Notes

The registration deadline is April 7, 2020 by the end of the day

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU prior to the first class session will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawals submitted online within 7 days of the first class session will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the last class session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

While this course has no formally scheduled class sessions, it does require weekly participation in class bulletin board discussions.

Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) Direct Instruction Reading by D.W. Carnine, E.J. Kame'enui, & S.G. Tarver © 2010 Pearson Education $150.00
  • (Mandatory) Best Practices in Literacy Instruction by L.M. Morrow & L.B. Gambrell © 2011 Guilford Press $39.00
  • (Mandatory) Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by A.L. Archer & C.A. Hughes © 2011 Guilford Press $30.00
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