PS484-7-SP: READING DEVELOPMENT AND DYSLEXIA
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to year(s) of study:
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
||Prof Rick Hanley
||Prof Rick Hanley and Prof Arnold Wilkins
||Professor Rick Hanley
email: rhanley (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
|Module is taught during the following terms
The module is co-ordinated by Prof Rick Hanley (e-mail email@example.com) to whom queries should be addressed. The module consists of 10 lectures and will be taught by Prof Rick Hanley (8) and Prof Arnold Wilkins (2).
Aims: This module aims to teach you about some of the central topics in the study of reading development and dyslexia. What foundation skills do children need to be successful readers? Do children progress through discrete stages when learning to read and spell? What are the visual factors that affect children's ability to read print? Are the same processes involved when learning to read other languages? Why some children experience difficulties learning to read and spell in English? How does dyslexia manifest itself in languages with difference orthographic systems to English, such as German or Chinese (a non-alphabetic writing system)? Links between research and practice will be introduced by reviewing methods of teaching reading, assessment and the remedial intervention of children with dyslexia.
Learning & Teaching Methods
Lectures and optional tutorials.
100 per cent Exam Mark
Exam Duration and Period
2:00 hour exam during Summer Examination period.
updated 6/08/2012 Jane
- Essential Reading:
Individual papers that are relevant for each lecture will be provided in the short-term loan section of the library. A detailed reading list will be available on each of the lecture hand-outs. There is no single set text but there are many good textbooks relevant to this course including:
Beaton,A. (2004) Dislexia, reading and the brain, a sourxebook of psychological and biological research. Psychology Press. Book in shortloan and 1 week loan. RC394.W6
Cain, K. (2010) reading development and difficulties. Blackwell. Book in short loan and 7 day loan. LB1050.5.
Hulme, C., & Snowling, M. (2009) Developmental disorders of languar=ge, learning and cognition. Wiley-Blackwell. RJ506.47. Book in short loan and 3 day loan.
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr Peter Hegarty
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
- Academic Role: Reader in Social Psychology
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