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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. 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

2. Whole body learning

3. A base word or meaningful unit in there terminology of structural linguistics.

4. 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

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

6. A word to which affixes are added. A base word can stand alone.

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

8. A class of open speech sounds produced by the easy passage of air through a relatively open vocal tract. A - E - I - O - U

9. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

10. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

11. Present the parts of the language and then teaches how the parts work together to make a whole. Part of a MSLE Program

12. Statistical measure of the degree of dispersion in distribution of scores. Measures spread of a set of data around mean of the data. The more widely the values are spread out - the larger the standard deviation.

13. Wide Range Achievement Test

14. 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.

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

16. Study of how morphemes are combined into words - must include study of base words - roots - and affixes

17. Participate in classroom discussions - make speeches/presentations - use tape records during lectures - read text out loud - create musical jingles - create mnemonics to aid memorization - discuss ideas verbally

18. Given normal vision - the ability to recognize and interpret information taken in with the eye.

19. 1887 - ophthalmologist - introduced the term dyslexia

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

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

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

23. 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

24. Taught visual to auditory - Taught auditory to visual - Students should also master blending of sounds into words and as well segmenting whole words into individual sounds.

25. International Multisensory Structured Education Council

26. Multisensory Structured Language

27. 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

28. Phonemic Awareness - Phonics - Vocabulary Development - Reading Fluency - including oral reading skills - Reading Comprehension Strategies

29. Feeling through fingertips

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

31. 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.

32. Multiple Viewpoints - Analyze text critically - understand multiple point of view

33. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

34. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development

35. Individual Educational Plan

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

37. A quick probe that is done frequently in order to make instructional changes in a timely fashion.

38. 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

39. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. A way of describing - in standard deviation units - a raw score's distance from its distribution means.

44. listening - remembering - and understanding what someone else says.

45. Vowel - consonant - e syllable

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

47. Are standardized and measure your progress and achievements as a student.

48. Multisensory Structured Language Education

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

50. 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