In-depth exploration of current models and trends, in reading comprehension and its cognitive and, linguistic components. Students read widely from, professional journals, explore and reflect on, their personal reading processes, and do, theoretical and practical projects to further, their understanding. Examines factors that, contribute to reading difficulty (from early, childhood through adulthood), as well as, important issues and questions about standardized, tests, observational diagnostics, readability, formulas, and the effectiveness and theoretical, validity of published programs.