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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. English as a second language

2. 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

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

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

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

6. Behaving without thinking about possible consequences. May act or speak without first thinking about how their behavior might make other people react of feel

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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

12. Given normal hearing - the ability to understand spoken language in a meaningful way.

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

14. 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

15. 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.

16. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

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

18. Use - pictures - charts - maps - graphs - etc...clear view of teacher - color to highlight important text - ask teacher to provide handouts - illustrate ideas as pictures before writing them down - use multi media

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

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

21. 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

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

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

24. 1877 - first to use the term "word-blindness"

25. 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.

26. Multisensory Structured Language Education

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

28. Any learning activity that includes 2 or more sensory modalities simultaneously to take in or express information.

29. Proceeds from the part to the whole.Reading is driven by the text. Emphasizes the written or printed text. Flesch - Gough - LaBerge and Samuels.

30. 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

31. Whole language. Founder of Whole language concept

32. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

33. Final stable syllable

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

35. 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.

36. 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

37. 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.

38. Multisensory Structured Language

39. 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.

40. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

41. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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

43. Refers tot he measurement consistency of a test

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

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

46. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

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

48. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

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

50. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test