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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. 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.

2. 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

3. Feeling through fingertips

4. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

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

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

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

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

9. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)

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

11. Provide different ways for kids to take in information or communicate their knowledge back to you. The changes do not alter or lower the standards or expectations of a subject or a test.

12. 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

13. 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

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

15. 1930 - Psychologist and teacher in New York; along with Samuel T. Orton at Columbia University - developed a non-traditional approach to teaching written language skills. Trained one teacher at a time. began working with Sally Childs and trained 50 t

16. Refers tot he measurement consistency of a test

17. The ability to translate print to speech with rapidity and automaticity that allows the reader to focus on meaning.

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

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

20. 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

21. A word that is immediately recognized as a whole and does not require decoding to identify. A sight word may or may not be phonetically regular.

22. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

23. Final stable syllable

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

25. 1925 - Coined the term "strephosymbolia" which means twisted symbols; Pathologist - neurologist and psychitrist in the US - studied with Dr. Alzheimer in Germany - work influenced by James Hinshelwood

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

27. An affix attached to the beginning of a word that changes the meaning of that word.

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

29. 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

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

31. 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.

32. Open syllable

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

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

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

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

37. 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

38. Whole body learning

39. 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

40. Ability to understand and express spoken language

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

42. 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

43. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development

44. Individual Educational Plan

45. 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

46. Multisensory Structured Language

47. 1887 - ophthalmologist - introduced the term dyslexia

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

49. Scores expressed in their original form without statistical treatment - such as the number of correct answers on a test.

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