This course is a study of the causes of reading and writing difficulties , diagnostic procedures and methods for correction. It is designed to provide graduate students with instruction and experience in diagnosing reading and writing performance then prescribing and implementing teaching strategies that will remediate weaknesses and encourage an appreciation for reading and writing as means of personal growth, enjoyment, and lifelong learning in a diverse and constantly changing world. Graduate students will be required to assess and conduct whole class/small group intervention, and to assess and develop a tutoring plan for an elementary (1 - 6 grade) student . (3 semester hours)