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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALP 4200 - Reading Disabilities and Content Instruction

Credits: 3 (2.5 + 1)

Prerequisite(s): Course participants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and have been hired by a Metro-area school or school district to teach in an area for which the candidate can meet grade level and content licensure requirements under the Alternative Licensure legislation, SB 09-160.

Description: This course explores the nature of dyslexia including etiological, sociological, and psychological perspectives, as well as treatment methods. Special emphasis is devoted to reading disabilities in reference to the demands of content instruction at the secondary school level. Critical thinking, study skills, cooperative learning, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be addressed within the context of improving reading and writing achievement of students with disabilities. This class requires a 15-hour field experience at the secondary school level.

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