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MTI 521 SP: Building Literacy Skills for Students with Disabilities

MTI 521 SP: Building Literacy Skills for Students with Disabilities

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Downing, June. (2005). Teaching Literacy to Students With Significant Disabilities: Strategies for the K-12 Inclusive Classroom, 1st edition, Corwin Press- ISBN-13: 978-0761988793


Course Description:

This course will walk the educator through information about Literacy, Literacy and federal mandates in education, and literacy for students with disabilities. Educators will examine how students with a wide range of disabilities can build literacy and communication skills. Educators will consider how to plan literacy activities, teach literacy skills, and evaluate progress.

Learning Outcomes/Competencies:

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the barriers to literacy instruction. InTASC 2,3
  • Understand the relationship between communication and literacy. InTASC 7
  • Develop and plan for the delivery of literacy goals. InTASC 1,3,4,7,8
  • Evaluate literacy progress. InTASC 5
  • Reflect on literacy instruction and assessment practice. InTASC 7,9
  • Gain practical tips for classroom teaching and student management for each type of learning disability, InTASC 1, 2, 4
  • Examine the benefits of teaching self-advocacy for students with special accommodations, InTASC 3

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  • 10 text questions
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
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Price: ​$395

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Price: ​$395