Learning Disabilities, Reading and Writing Disorders

Participants will study acquisition of literacy, learning disabilities, specific learning disability, and literacy (reading and writing) disorders. The course will discuss key areas of literacy including phonological, morphological and syntactic awareness, print concepts and knowledge, and emergent writing, The course will provide an overview of diagnostic and remedial strategies for literacy disorders including individualised assessment, informal tests, classroom-based tools and instruction on intervention strategies specific to literacy disorders.