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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Supported only by "qualitative research" instead of quantitative research - Teaches "whole words" in word families - Students are not explicitly taught that there is a relationship between letters and sounds for most sounds






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






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






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






5. His research in the field of reading was fundamental to the emergence of today's scientific consensus about what reading is - how it works and what it does for the mind.






6. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness






7. 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






8. Closed syllable






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






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






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






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






13. 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.






14. Individuals with a Disabilities Act






15. Multisensory Structured Language Education






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






17. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder






18. 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






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






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






21. 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






22. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound






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






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






25. Study of sounds and how the work within their environment






26. 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.






27. Vowel - consonant - e syllable






28. Whole language. Founder of Whole language concept






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






30. 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.






31. r-controlled syllable






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






33. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound






34. 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.






35. Wide Range Achievement Test






36. Present the whole and teaches how this can be broken down into component parts.






37. 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






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






39. A spoken or written unit that must have a vowel sound and that may include consonants that precede or follow that vowel. Syllables are units of sound made by one impulse of voice.






40. 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






41. English as a second language






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






43. 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






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






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






46. 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.






47. Refers tot he measurement consistency of a test






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






49. A standardized test designed to efficiently measure the amount of knowledge and/or skill a person has acquired - usually as a result of classroom instruction. Such testing produces a statistical profile used as a measurement to evaluate student learn






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