Reading and Writing Strategies for Students with Special Needs

EDZU 9051 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Aimee Keller

Start Date: 10/18/2023
End Date: 11/21/2023

Course Syllabus

This course will focus on specific Reading and Writing strategies that effectively support students with special needs in and out of the regular classroom. Regular and special educators will learn how to meet the requirements of the IEP while still incorporating Common Core Standards to the programming of the special education student in the areas of Reading and Writing. The class will review how to identify/assess struggling readers, remediate and implement the most effective strategies to better support programs and services of our students with special needs. This class is open to all grade levels.


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Graduate: $580.00
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In-Service or CTLE Professional Development

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no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • What is a Reading/Writing disability?
  • How to identify struggling readers or writers.
  • What specific strategies are effective for struggling readers or writers?


  • Requirements and expectations through the Common Core Standards as they apply to Reading and Writing and special education students.
  • How to integrate specific strategies that address the individual Reading and/or Writing needs of our students with special needs.
  • How to apply knowledge of effective Reading and Writing strategies to meet the specific goals outlined in Individualized Education Plans (IEP) of students with special needs.

and Be Able To

  • Identify current implications of struggling readers and writers in the classroom, as it pertains to the new Common Core expectations.
  • How to apply the specific Reading/Writing strategies in the classroom to meet the educational needs of our students with special needs.
  • Discuss the areas of Reading and Writing with regards to special education students in a professional manner (i.e. disabilities, remediation and interventions)
  • Create positive and effective change in the services we provide for students with special needs, specifically in Reading and Writing.

and much, much more!

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