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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. The knowledge of the various sounds in the English language and their correspondence to the letter or letters that represent those sounds.

2. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

3. Test of Word Reading Efficiency. Screening test. measures an individual's ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently. Generates percentiles - standard scores - age equivalents - and grade equivalents.Decoding - Sight words

4. 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

5. Multisensory Structured Language Education

6. Changes in curriculum - supplementary aides or equipment - and provision of specialized facilities that allow students to participate in educational environment to fullest extent possible.

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

8. Standards of Personal Conduct - Standards of Professional Conduct - Conflict of Interest - Confidentiality

9. Developmental Auditory Impercepion - Dysphasia - Specific Developmental Dyslexia - Developmental Dysgraphia - Developmental Spelling Disability

10. 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.

11. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

12. The percentage is defined to include scores in a specified distribution that fall below the point at which a given score lies.

13. Vowel - consonant - e syllable

14. State Law. Requires testing - Requires that students enrolled in public schools be tested for dyslexia. - Requires treatment (teaching)

15. Vocabulary stressed the events of daily life - Common - everyday - down to earth words - Most are one syllable words

16. Two vowels standing adjacent in the same syllable whose sounds blend smoothly together in one syllable. There are only four diphthongs in English. These are ou/out - ow/cow - oi/oil - oy - boy

17. Words used in more formal settings - Often found in literature - science - social studies in upper elem. texts. Longer than words of Anglo-Saxon Origin.

18. A graphic compilation of the performance of an individual on a series of assessments.

19. Is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the

20. Final stable syllable

21. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy

22. Initial Reading - Letters represent sounds - sound-spelling relationships

23. 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

24. Whole language - Drop Everythng and read - evaluation through miscues - founds of whole language

25. The teacher musts be adept at individualized teaching based on continual assessment of the student's needs. Content should be mastered to a level of automaticity.

26. Set of principles that dictate the sequence and function of words in a sentence in order to convey meaning - must include grammar - sentence types - and mechanics of language

27. A score to which raw scores are converted by numerical transformation ( conversion of raw scores to percentile ranks or standard scores)

28. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.

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

30. 1930 - Psychologist and teacher in New York; along with Samuel T. Orton at Columbia University - developed a non-traditional approach to teaching written language skills. Trained one teacher at a time. began working with Sally Childs and trained 50 t

31. A group of several test standardized on the same sample population so that results on the several tests are comparable. Example : School achievement tests

32. A test in which a student's performance is compared to that of a norm group. Often used to measure and compare students - schools - districts and states.

33. Confirmation and Fluency - Decoding skills - Fluency - additional strategies

34. 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

35. 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

36. Four adjacent letters representing one sound (eigh)

37. Reading can be learned as naturally as speaking - reading is focused on constructing meaning from texts using children's books rather than basal or controlled readers - reading is best learned in the context of the group - phonics is taught indirectl

38. The process of systematically gathering test scores and related data in order to make judgement about an individuals ability to perform various mental activities involved in the processing - acquisition - retention - conceptualization - and organizat

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

40. Teutonic invasion and settlement - The Christianizing of Britain - The creation of a national English culture - Danish-English warfare - Political adjustment and cultural assimilation and the decline of Old English as a result of The Norman Conquest.

41. 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

42. State Board of Eduation

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

44. Scientific terminology and often appear in science texts - Greek roots are often combining forms and compound to form words.

45. 1925 - Coined the term "strephosymbolia" which means twisted symbols; Pathologist - neurologist and psychitrist in the US - studied with Dr. Alzheimer in Germany - work influenced by James Hinshelwood

46. Explicitly teaches strategies and techniques for studying texts and acquiring meaning

47. Open syllable

48. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

49. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

50. A word made from a base word by the addition of one or more affixes