Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Dyslexia Microcredential


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Faculty Coordinator: Annmarie Urso

email: urso@geneseo.edu, office: South 228C

The ICM in Dyslexia provides a concentrated introduction to dyslexia - a learning disability in reading. The credential, and its individual courses - SPED 417 - Dyslexia, Language, and the Brain , and SPED 418 - Methods in Dyslexia  which are aligned to the Knowledge and Practice Standards of the International Dyslexia Association, is appropriate for individuals interested in the study of learning disabilities, neurology, linguistics, pediatrics, optometry, reading development, and school psychology. The first course provides a foundation for the understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of language development, reading, and dyslexia. The second course develops skills in intervention in the area of phonological awareness, orthography, and fluency. Knowledge of these skills is valuable for many fields that will work directly with children or persons who wish to tutor struggling readers.

Integrative Curricular Microcredential in Dyslexia


  1. SPED 417 - Dyslexia, Language, and the Brain  
  2. SPED 418 - Methods in Dyslexia  
  3. At the end of SPED 418 , students will design and implement an applied project. Students will complete a reflection at the end of the applied project to complete the Microcredential.

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