ECAE 7386T Literacy Education: Diagnosis in Communication and Reading Difficulties
45 hours lecture; 3 credits
Analysis of recent research findings and factors related to children's delay in language acquisition, development and use of verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and reading difficulties from birth to grade 3. The influence of group membership and cultural pluralism on the development of these skills with special attention to the bi-dialectal child and the English language learner. Analysis of the implications for literacy education, with emphasis on diagnosing language and reading delays.