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.


Note the course format change—the course has been moved online due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Candidates must have access to a laptop with internet in order to participate in the course.

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Section Title
Teaching Reading to Exceptional Students
M, T, W, Th
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Jul 27, 2020 to Jul 30, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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 July 26, 2020 by the end of the day

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted Online through SPU prior to the first day of class will receive a 100% refund of SPU Tuition. No refunds will be given once the course has begun, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the final session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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