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EDUC 520 Reading Diagnosis

Prerequisite: EDUC 515 or the equivalent. (Second semester and summer—odd years/3 credits) 

A course designed to acquaint students with a variety of reading disabilities, their possible etiologies and initial diagnostic procedures. Strategies for identifying gifted readers and for measuring general reading achievement will be addressed. Emphasis will be on the construction of informal reading inventories; the assessment of commercial instruments; the uses of assessment data from state, local and classroom assessments; and thassessment results to parents and school personnel.