CREDIT VALIDATION FOR DYSLEXIA INSTITUTE ONLY
In this four week course (25-30 hours) you will be introduced to the screening process for children who are unexpectedly struggling with reading and/or spelling. You will be given the opportunity to learn about the various screening tools available, what they test, how they are scored, and what they tell us about the struggling student’s strengths and weaknesses.
This course will focus on improving your understanding of the screening process for phonemic and phonological processing that are common areas of weakness for students with dyslexia. You will also have the opportunity to look deeper into what spelling mistakes can tell us about a child’s academic difficulties and how to analyze spelling samples. You will learn how to use information collected from the screening tools and student work samples to determine if a student needs intervention, if they might qualify for Special Education services, and how to use this information for academic goals.
The course will consist of instructor moderated discussion boards, instructional videos, simulations, and webinars (participating live or viewing recorded versions).
*This course will not teach you how to diagnose dyslexia. It is intended to help you understand the screening/assessment process for students with dyslexia. Screening materials are not included in this course. It is not a certification course.
- Review what dyslexia is and discuss the different components of the IDA’s definition of dyslexia
- Examine what IDEA says about dyslexia and Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
- Evaluate how the definition of dyslexia may drive how we screen for dyslexia
- Identify terminology used in screening, school and diagnostic reports
- Review the Bell Curve and how that is used in screening, school and diagnostic reports
- Discuss the red flags for dyslexia from grade to grade
- Identify what are not appropriate ways to screen for dyslexia
- Examine the different types of informal and formal assessment tools and what they assess
- Interpret qualitative information
- Review commonly standardized assessments and interpret the results
- Review case studies, videos of students and reports
- Learn how to evaluate spelling and writing assessments
- Learn how to interpret spelling errors
- Discuss how screening results can impact a student’s intervention/remediation plan
Course DetailsNumber of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Educators, Parents, Administrators, and Psychologists
This online course has set dates. Students must be registered with the Dyslexia Training Institute for this course prior to registering with USD for Credit/Units.