Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction for Intensive Intervention in Literacy

Course Number:  EDU 5620 C09
Instructor: Jen Patenaude
Location: Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT
Dates and Times: November 16, December 6, January 17, February 13
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,590

Note: Please register directly with the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative. The Collaborative will give you the link to Castleton's online registration form.

Course Description

This series will address the diagnostic assessment and remediation of learners with varied subtypes of reading difficulties. Participants will learn how to use a combination of formal and informal assessment results to pinpoint the exact barrier and/or core deficit interfering with reading development as well as the readers present levels of performance based on a CCSS learning progression. Information related to the 'why' of the literacy challenge and baseline performance will then be linked with appropriate, corresponding interventions for each of the reading areas. Goal development for IEP/EST/MTSS plans and data collection/progress monitoring systems will also be thoroughly addressed and developed specific to participant's individual roles and responsibilities. Multiple case studies will be used for explanation and application of the material covered. Each session will follow the same format with varied content based upon the reading focus.

Workshop #1: November 16: Understanding reading development and struggling reader profiles

Workshop #2: December 6: Assessment, intervention, data analysis for phonemic and orthographic awareness

Workshop #3: January 17: Assessment, intervention, data analysis for phonics and fluency

Workshop #4: February 13: Assessment, intervention, data analysis for comprehension

Configuration: Workshop #1 must be taken as a pre-requisite to any of the other 3.


Audience: Special Educators, Literacy Interventionists/Specialists, Speech Language Pathologists.

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Jen Patenaude

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Julie Medose
(802) 498-3350

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