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SPE3009 Learning Intervention - Reading and Writing

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary + Special Education) and BEDU (Special Education) and BPED students to complete EDC2400 prior to enrolment.


Reading and writing are essential skills to manage and thrive in today’s society. With estimates of between 5-20% of learners in regular Australian classrooms requiring additional support to access the curriculum – particularly in reading and writing – it is vital, as teachers, to be able to effectively address these difficulties. This course will aim to develop the knowledge and skills that teachers in special education require to address reading and writing difficulties, and language development as it impacts the development of reading skills, for individual learners as well as within a regular classroom. A knowledge of evidence-based practices and differentiation, including appropriate assessment, and how they can be applied is essential for special education teachers in order to address reading and writing difficulties.

This course is concerned with addressing reading and writing difficulties, and language development. An overview of this area will be presented including theoretical aspects. Individual reading and writing difficulties will be one focus including characteristics of learners with learning difficulties in terms of impacting on reading and writing development. Appropriate assessment will be discussed, as well as how to set learning goals from the assessment results. Also included is planning for class-wide implementation of evidence-based pedagogical practice using differentiation so that learners with reading and writing difficulties can meet learning goals.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022