Course Detail
Course Components:
This 6 credit graduate course sponsored by the University of Utah Reading Clinic is designed to help educators develop in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of research-based assessment and intervention for beginning readers at-risk for reading difficulties. By participating in a clinical practicum, educators will be expected to extend their knowledge of reading development, phonological awareness, concept of work, work identification, synthetic blending, decoding by analogy, automaticity, fluency, textual scaffolding, building/activiating background knowlege, comprehension strategies, and motivation. Most importantly, educators will be expected to use their knowledge of these topics as they provide ongoing, one-on-one assessment and intervention for at least one beginning reader. Admission is limited to graduate students who have been invited to participate in an Early Steps field site that has contracted with the University of Utah Reading Clinic.