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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. Shakespeare - Samuel Johnson - first comprehensive dictionary of English - Noah Webster - first dictionary of American English - Oxford Dictionary published in full 1928

2. MSLE instruction requires that organization on material follow the logical order of the language. Sequence must begin with the easiest and progress to more difficult material. Each step must be based on prior knowledge.

3. Normalized standard scores with a range of 1 to 9. They are status score within a particulur norm group.

4. Gray Oral Reading Test-Fourth Edition Screening test. Provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties Standard Scores - Percentile Ranks - Grade Equivalents - Age Equivale

5. Instruction must include the six basic types of these and the division rules.

6. An objective test that is given and scored in a uniform manner. Scores are often norm-referenced. For example SAT

7. Making sense of what we read. Comprehension is dependent on good word recognition - fluency - vocabulary - worldly knowledge - and language ability.

8. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

9. A syllable ending with a long vowel sound. (labor - freedom)

10. Take frequent study breaks - move around to learn new things - work at a standing position - chew gum while standing - listen to music while studying - skim material first then read in detail

11. Multisensory Structured Language

12. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development

13. Is a type of test - assessment - or evaluation which yields an estimate of the position of the tested individual in a predefined population - with respect to the trait being measured. This estimate is derived from the analysis of test scores and poss

14. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

15. A significant unit of visual shape. We use the visual shape as to cover not only writing - but also any other shape perceived by the eye which is a visible representation of a unit of speech. A single graphic letter or letter cluster which represents

16. Screening test. Elementary age only. Asks test taker to name the letters of the alphabet

17. Inferential learning of a concept cannot be take for granted! Never assume!

18. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

19. A type of test score that is calculated based on the age that an average person earns a given score within the tested population.

20. Comprehensive end-of-year exams - reflecting the specific subject matter outlines in the curriculum.

21. The ability to organize thoughts and express them verbally to convey meaning to others

22. A letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning or ending of a base word or root that creates a derivative with a meaning or grammatical form that is different that the base word or root.

23. Most soundly supported by research for effective instruction in beginning reading - Must be explicitly taught - Must be systematically organized and sequenced - Must include learning how to blend sounds together

24. Attempt - Failure - Frustration - Avoidance - Lack of Practice - No improvement - Loss of esteem - loss of motivation = THIS

25. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

26. Four adjacent letters representing one sound (eigh)

27. Proceeds from the whole to the part - suggests that processing of a text begins in the mind of the readers. Meaning is brought to print not derived from print.

28. 1887 - ophthalmologist - introduced the term dyslexia

29. Ability to think reason and solve problems. Skills are usually measured by an individual test of intelligence/IQ test. Requires being able to generalize from past experience and use that knowledge to respond to new situations.

30. A score that describes student performance in terms of the statistical performance of an average student at a given grade level. Ranges from K.0 to 12.9 Are not a dependable representation of progress

31. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)

32. Construction and Reconstruction - Construct understanding based on analysis and synthesis.

33. Children may be physical and socially immature - may be awkward in social situations - may have difficulty reading social cues - may have trouble finding the right words - stammering. - may feel anxious in school

34. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness

35. Supported only by "qualitative research" instead of quantitative research - Teaches "whole words" in word families - Students are not explicitly taught that there is a relationship between letters and sounds for most sounds

36. 1904 - reported 2 cases of "congenital word blindness" - called for schools to establish procedures for screening as well as appropriate teaching of those that were identified with congenital word-blindness

37. A term coined by Stanovich to describe a phenomenon observed in findings of cumulative advantage for children who read well and have good vocabulary and cumulative disadvantage for those who have inadequate vocabularies and read less and thus have lo

38. A single functioning or signaling unit of our word patterns. The separate sound units of spoken words.

39. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

40. Federal Law. Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs receiving federal $$ - Civil Rights Law - to protect people with disabilities by allowing full participation in the workplace.

41. Whole language. Founder of Whole language concept

42. Nationally known for research on both the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties in young children as well as work on assessment of phonological awareness and reading

43. Was a pivotal event in English history. It largely removed the native ruling class - replacing it with a foreign - French-speaking monarchy - aristocracy - and clerical hierarchy. This - in turn - brought about a transformation of the English languag

44. A morpheme attached to the end of a word that creates a word with a different form or use. Suffixes include inflected forms indicating tense - number - person and comparatives.

45. Three adjacent letters which represent one speech sound (tch)

46. Stress or emphasis on one syllable in a word or on one or more words in a phrase or sentence. The accented part is spoken louder - longer - and/or in a higher tone. The speaker's mouth opens wider while saying an accented syllable.

47. The number of words which a reader can translate meaningfully in a given period of time

48. A student with mastery can utilize the information successfully - but may struggle or need to call upon learning strategies to do so.

49. Alphabetic principle" and its relationship to phonemic awareness and phonological awareness in reading

50. Scores expressed in their original form without statistical treatment - such as the number of correct answers on a test.