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EDUC 373 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescription in Special Education

Prerequisites: EDUC 204, EDUC 223, EDUC 224 and EDUC 236 and passage of Praxis I or the equivalent. (Both semesters/3 credits)

A study of theoretical and practical aspects of educational evaluation of children and youth with mild/moderate disabilities (learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance) at the elementary/middle (grades 1-8) age-grade level. Topics include standard and informal procedures for assessing psycholinguistic processes, oral or written language and academic achievement. Report writing and related educational planning are considered. Must be taken in Phase I. A half day per week field experience in a professional development school is a requirement of this course.