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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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

2. 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

3. The curved line placed beneath c to indicate its "soft" or (s) pronunciation - as opposed to its hard or (k) pronunciation. Students use the coding on c before the letters e - i - or y (the softeners) - to remind themselves to pronounced the (s) soun

4. Final stable syllable

5. 1887 - ophthalmologist - introduced the term dyslexia

6. 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

7. 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.

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

9. International Multisensory Structured Education Council

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

11. 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

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

13. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

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

19. Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic/Tactile

20. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

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

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

23. Multisensory Structured Language

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

25. 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

26. 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.

27. Closed syllable - open syllable - vowel- consonant-e - r controlled syllable - vowel team - final stable syllable

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

29. Ability to understand and express spoken language

30. The teacher musts be adept at individualized teaching based on continual assessment of the student's needs. Content should be mastered to a level of automaticity.

31. State Board of Eduation

32. Making sense of what we read. Comprehension is dependent on good word recognition - fluency - vocabulary - worldly knowledge - and language ability.

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

34. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

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

36. 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.

37. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)

38. 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

39. 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.

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

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

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

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

44. 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

45. 1877 - first to use the term "word-blindness"

46. Comprehensive end-of-year exams - reflecting the specific subject matter outlines in the curriculum.

47. A group of several test standardized on the same sample population so that results on the several tests are comparable. Example : School achievement tests

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

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

50. Students proceed trough predictable stages of learning to reading.