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
M, T, W, Th
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Jul 29, 2024 to Aug 01, 2024
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 6th edition Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
  • Morrow, L. M., & Gambrell, L. B. (Eds.). (2015). Best Practices in Literacy Instruction 6th edition. New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Section Notes

Note: Candidates must have internet access and be available for on-camera, live online collaboration for the full course: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00

The registration deadline is July 25, 2024 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.


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