Classes

H860 Reading Difficulties

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2015

This course provides a conceptual and theoretical foundation for understanding task demands of reading text, and the ways in which readers may struggle in acquiring and developing these skills. Reading difficulties will be understood in the context of developmental, socio-cultural, cross-linguistic, and cognitive neuroscience perspectives. Contemporary remediation and compensatory approaches will be reviewed.

Prerequisite: Background in language and reading development. Required for Ed.M. students in the Language and Literacy Program pursuing licensure as a reading specialist...

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Developmental Disabilities

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2012

What behavioral, cognitive, and neurological features characterize individuals with developmental disabilities? How are developmental disabilities defined, identified, portrayed, and experienced? In this course, we will integrate theoretical perspectives, cognitive neuroscience findings, and the clinical process to understand developmental disabilities. Personal narratives, portrayals in the media, and how the science of disabilities is incorporated into law and education policy will further inform our study of these topics. 

The course will focus on developmental disabilities...

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