Clinic for Literacy: Professional Development Courses

University of Arkansas Clinic for Literacy

One Course $450

Both Courses $750


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These courses are offered in partnership with University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions, and will be blended classes of both degree-seeking Graduate Students and non-credit Global Campus students.

Participants who register for the course(s) through Global Campus are eligible to receive Professional Development CEUs only. Participants earn 60 hours of professional development credit approved by the Arkansas Department of Education for completing each 3-hour course and the practicum, for a maximum of 120 hours. Upon successful completion of one or both courses, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion from the College of Education and Health Professions and the Global Campus.

Participants interested in taking the course for graduate or certification purposes must apply and be admitted by June 1, 2016 to the University of Arkansas Graduate School and then pay graduate tuition.

One or both courses may be taken. The course contents are delivered separately, but the practicums are held jointly. Participants in both courses learn how to select, administer, and interpret assessments for screening and/or diagnosis, monitor progress, and analyze outcomes for decision-making. After instruction, participants will apply this knowledge while working one-on-one with elementary-age students. A background check is required.


Advanced Diagnosis and Instruction

This course emphasizes the diagnosis and improvement of reading difficulties in the classroom setting. Candidates are expected to become familiar with causes of reading difficulties, diagnosis instruments and procedures, principles of report writing, and instructional methods and materials of reading improvement. Learn how to select, administer, and interpret assessment results and then use data to plan and implement strategies with individual students.

Learning Objectives

  • Select, administer, and interpret valid and reliable literacy assessments
  • Distinguish among the concepts of and tools appropriate for screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring
  • Plan one-on-one interventions appropriate to a student’s needs
  • Monitor and then report progress to the student and his/her parents

July 5 - August 5

Classes, July 5 - July 22

In person
Peabody Hall 318
Monday - Friday, 9:15 am - 10:45 am

Practicum, July 25 - August 5

In person
Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville, AR
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 12 pm

Instructors

Linda EilersLinda H. Eilers, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Childhood Education
University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions

 
Rhett HutchinsRhett Hutchins, Ph. D.
Program Coordinator & Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions


Heather KindallHeather Kindall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Childhood Education
University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions


Introduction to Dyslexia: Literacy Development and Structure of Language

This course focuses on the assessment of students with disabilities, literacy development, skills, and intervention. Candidates examine the historical development of English and its relevance to language disabilities. Candidates also study the scientific basis of reading and utilize foundational concepts of oral and written language, including the structure of language, to assess students' difficulties and plan appropriate instruction.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine historical development of the English language and the scientific basis of reading
  • Select, administer, and interpret valid and reliable reading assessments
  • Plan one-on-one interventions appropriate to a student’s needs
  • Monitor and then report progress to the student and his/her parents

July 5 - August 5

Classes, July 5 - July 22

Online only
No set time

Practicum, July 25 - August 5

In person
Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville, AR
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 12 pm

Instructor

David HansomDavid Hanson, M.E., CALT
Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education
University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions