SPE 525  Child Word-Finding: Intervention for Students with Language and Learning Disabilities (1sh)

This course provides an in-depth study of how to plan a comprehensive intervention program for children and adolescents challenged with Word Finding.   Definitions of word finding will be discussed, and WF characteristics and profiles will be reviewed.  Psycholinguistic models of lexical access will be presented.  an intervention program for word finding, based on child and adult psycholinguistic research will be studied with a focus on retrieval strategy mnemonic instruction, word-finding based classroom accommodations, and self-advocacy training.   The impact of word-finding difficulties on oral reading and written language will be explained.  Corresponding technology applications will be considered throughout.  There is a field component focused on application of course content. 

Prerequisite: SPE 500 or equivalent

Contact to complete on-line orientation as soon as you register.

Additional Details:

CRN: 60675

Online: Monday, 6/27 thru 7/25/2016, final assignment due 8/1/2016.  Online Orientation Required.

D. German Questions: ext. 5991

MHE 501 Topics in Mathematics for Teachers:  Number Concepts and Operations in the Elementary Middle School Mathematics Classroom (3 sh)

This is a mathematics course for prospective and inservice teachers.  It addresses the concepts of number and its operations as they occur in a comprehensive elementary and middle school mathematics curriculum using reasoning, problem solving, and technology to understand its historical development as well as its applications in the areas of geometry, measurement, and data and chance.  Opportunities to see how number is essential to understanding other subject areas are included.  This course can be used to eliminate a general education mathematics deficiency and/or used towards an endorsement in teaching middle school mathematics. 

Additional Details:

CRN: 60535

On-line:  6/27 thru 8/8/2016

Instructor: G. Litman    Questions:

RLR 585N  WS / Reading and Literacy Methods for School Support Personnel (.5 SH)

This online workshop is designed for candidates completing endorsement programs for school support personnel including school counselors, school psychologists and school nurses. Participants will enhance their knowledge of reading development and instructional strategies. Course expectations include identifying stages of and factors involved in reading development, demonstrating awareness of the roles of various school support personnel with regard to literacy learning, and formulating action plans based on case studies and commonly used assessment tools.

Additional Details:

CRN: 90789

Online:  10/24 thru 12/4/2016

Instructor:  I. Sitkoski


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