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Reading Development: Looking Beyond Phonemic Awareness, In-Person – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: In-person. All guidelines around Covid-19 protocols will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.


This course will provide participants with an explanation, analysis, and discussion of reading development and instruction implications that go beyond early reading development. Through the use of lecture, case studies, and discussion, the class will review the following key components of the contributing factors to remedial reading success: metacognition, prior knowledge, schema theory, and text consideration.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the research about literacy acquisition as a developmental and educational process
  • Recognize and understand the causes of reading disabilities
  • Understand the etiology of reading disabilities and those factors contributing to it
  • Apply reading development knowledge to the instruction of reading skills


This course is appropriate for educators at all level(s).


Course materials are provided on-site.


Graduate credit is included in course tuition and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

45 Hours/PDPs
3 Graduate Credits (fee included in course tuition)
Dates/Time Price
July 18-22, 2022
8:30am - 4:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Adam Hickey, Ed. M., M.S.Ed.

Adam is a graduate of Harvard University where he earned his masters degree in language and literacy development. He also holds a masters degree in education from Simmons College. Adam is licensed as a Reading Specialist and Moderate Special Needs Educator. He has taught at Landmark School since 1998. Currently, he is the Research Coordinator for Landmark School and a Lead Faculty for Landmark School Outreach where he consults to public and private schools. He has taught a number of graduate level courses on reading comprehension, the correlation between reading and writing development, and the relationship between cognitive potential and academic success. He also sits on the Board of the Massachusetts brand of the International Dyslexia Association.


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