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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. 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

2. Was a major change in the pronunciation of the English language that took place in England between 1350 and 1500.[1] This was first studied by Otto Jespersen (1860-1943) - a Danish linguist and Anglicist - who coined the term. Because English spellin

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

4. A type of derived score such that the distribution of these scores for a specified population has convenient known values for the mean and standard deviation.

5. State Board of Education Rule - District Board of Trustees must make sure dyslexia procedures are given to the district. - District must use SBOE approved strategies for screening and treating dyslexia

6. One of a class of speech sounds in which sound moving through the vocal tract is constricted or obstructed by the lips - tongue or teeth during articulation.

7. 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

8. Is one that provides for translating test scores into a statement about the behavior to be expected of a person with that score or their relationship to a specified subject matter. Most tests and quizzes written by school teachers are criterion-refer

9. Multisensory Structured Language

10. 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.

11. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

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

13. The flat diacritical mark above a vowel in a send picture or phonic/dictionary notation that indicates a long sound.

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

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

16. r-controlled syllable

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

18. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

19. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

20. Whole language. Founder of Whole language concept

21. Reading for Learning "the New" - Expand vocabularies - build background and world knowledge - develop strategic habits

22. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development

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

24. Closed syllable

25. 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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

32. 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

33. Anglo-Saxon - Latin - Greek

34. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

35. Effective for special needs - Uses all possible senses - tracing - saying - listening - looking - Typically called VAKT - Visual - Auditory - Kinesthetic - Tactile - Can be used with either Phonics or Whole Language

36. 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

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

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. 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.

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

41. A step taken by school personnel to determine which students are at risk for not meeting grade level standards.

42. International Multisensory Structured Education Council

43. Expects child to learn reading as "naturally" as speech - Uses child's oral language as content for reading - Uses child's oral language as basis for spelling instruction - Children learn to "read" by reading and re-reading "big books" together with

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

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

46. The ancient Britons (Celts) conquered by Caesar in 54 c.e. - Celtic and Latin languages co-exist - Teutonic tribes (Jutes - Angles and Saxons invade) - Anglo-Saxon layer of language

47. 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

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

49. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

50. 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