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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. 1887 - ophthalmologist - introduced the term dyslexia

2. 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

3. A score that combines several scores according to a specified formula.

4. 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

5. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

6. Aspect of language concerned with meaning. Curriculum should include comprehension of written language.

7. The percentile score on - for example - a test is the score that represents the percent of other scores to or lower than is. If a student performs in the 85% of his or her class - it means the 85% of the other scores of students who also took the tes

8. 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.

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

10. Selective focus on what is important while screening out distractions.

11. Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic/Tactile

12. Teaching that uses all learning pathways in the brain (VAK-T) simultaneously in order to enhance memory and learning.

13. A test in which the results can be used to determine a student's progress toward mastery of a content area. performance is compared to an expected level of mastery in a content area rather that to other student's scores. Such tests usually include qu

14. 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

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

16. Final stable syllable

17. The curved diacritical mark above a vowel in a sound picture or phonic/dictionary symbol notation that indicates a short sound in a closed syllable in which at least one consonant comes after the vowel in the same syllable.

18. Anglo-Saxon - Latin - Greek

19. A pattern of letters (found in a single syllable) which occurs frequently together. The pronunciation of at least one of the component parts is unexpected or the letters stand in an unexpected sequence ( ar - er - ir - or - us - qu - wh)

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

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

22. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

23. 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

24. 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.

25. An ability test is designed to measure either your general intelligence or your mental aptitude in a particular area. For example

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

27. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

28. English as a second language

29. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

30. Edward III - English again becomes the official language of the state -Chaucer - Canterbury Tales - English borrows from Latin and Greek languages - Anglo-French compounds appear (gentlewomen - gentlemen - faithful - etc) - Latin layer of language -

31. A syllable ending with one or more consonants. The vowel is usually short.

32. 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.

33. A diacritical marking. A wavy line placed over any vowel before r in a combination to indicate the unaccented pronunciation eg letter. The tildes used both in coding words and in a sound picture. When the pronunciation of any unaccented vowel-r combi

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

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

36. 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.

37. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

38. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

39. Paired association between letters and letter sounds; an approach to teaching of reading and spelling that emphasizes sound-symbol relationships - especially in early instruction.

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

41. Response to Intervention - a multi-step or tiered approach to providing services and interventions at increasing intensity to students or an entire class.

42. 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

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

44. 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

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

46. 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

47. 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

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

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

50. Involve at least two people. It includes the ability to maintain eye contact - understand body language of others - take turns in a conversation - stick to the subject - and use oral language appropriate for the situation.