Summer 2019 - EDUC 424 E100

Learning Disabilities: Laboratory (4)

Class Number: 4146

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    EDB 8620.1, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC 422. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.



Supervised experience in analysis and evaluation of treatment strategies to be used with classroom students having learning disabilities.


Time requirements:            
Each SFU student will be required to attend all scheduled lectures as well as to commit to a one-hour daily tutorial session with an individual child. Lecture sessions will take place during the first half of the course (May and June) while tutoring sessions will occur in the second half of the course (first three weeks of July).

PARTICIPATION IN THE DAILY TUTORIAL SESSIONS IS MANDATORY. Travel to one of two tutoring locations is required (SFU Burnaby or SFU Surrey) Tutoring sessions occur during the last three weeks of the course (July) and require one hour per day, 5 days per week either in the afternoon or in the morning.


Description/Course Objectives:            
Education 424 provides SFU students with an opportunity to provide individualized assessment and instruction to children with learning difficulties.

Within this summer laboratory course, SFU students will be responsible for a) conducting an informal assessment of a child’s reading difficulties and b) providing intervention for one hour/day – 5 days/week during the tutorial sessions in the second part of the course.



Attendance       No points awarded    (a .5 letter grade reduction in final grade for any class/tutor session missed)   -Group Lesson Presentations     20 marks                               
Quizzes                                  30 marks                                 
Online -Midterm Exam*           100 marks                             
App Presentation (group)         10 marks                                
Assessment/Action Plan*         100 marks                             
Tutoring Week 1 Data *           5 marks                                   
Tutoring Week 2 Data *           5 marks                                   
Tutoring Week 3 Data *           5 marks                                   
Final Tutoring Report*             100 marks                             
Parent Conference Report*       100 marks



Tutoring materials will be required and depend on the needs of the tutee you are working with. Note that you are asked to purchase one small child's book as a present for your tutee upon the final day of tutoring. Some materials may be made while you may choose to purchase others (such as flash cards and games). The total additional cost should be estimated to be about $25.00


Required Text(s):
Cockrum, W.A. & Shanker, J.L. (2013).Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties (Tenth edition).Boston, USA, Pearson 

Option for students
Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties (Subscription), 10th Edition Cockrum & Shanker

©2013 | Adobe Reader | ISBN-13: 9780133092073
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Online purchase price: $23.99 | Students, buy or rent this eText

ISBN: 978-0-13-292910-3

Cooter, R., Flynt, E.S. & Cooter, K. (2014). The Flynt/Cooter Comprehensive Reading Inventory-2: Assesment of K-12 Reading Skills in English and Spanish, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson: ISBN 13:978-0-13-336252-7
ISBN: 13:978-0-13-336252-7

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.