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LING2055 Development and Reading

Dr. Wai Ting Siok

Advanced Course (4-year curriculum)/Senior course (3-year curriculum). Sem 1, 6 credits
Venue: CPD-LG.34, Wednesday, 10:30-12:20

Course Description

This course aims to provide a deep understanding of reading development and reading disorders in different written languages. Through attending the course, students should be able to understand how different cognitive processes contribute to the development of skilled word reading and what possible problems children may encounter during the course of reading development. Effective treatment and instruction approaches will also be discussed.

Course Details

Assessment 100% Coursework:
Lecture / Tutorial participation and assignments (20%)
Mid term quiz (25%, MC & short questions)
Term quiz (55%, MC, short questions and long questions)
Reference 1. Book
Adams, M. J. (1990). Beginning to read: thinking and learning about print. The MIT Press, Cambridge.2. Journal article
Rayner, K., Foorman, B. R., Perfetti, C. A., Pesetsky, D., & Seidenberg, M. S. (2001). How psychological science informs the teaching of reading. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2, 31-74. (Click here for a PDF copy of the article)Other reading materials will be uploaded onto the course website or put in the reserved library.
Internet links We will explore internet links together as the course moves along


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