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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. 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

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

3. 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

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

5. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

6. Study of how morphemes are combined into words - must include study of base words - roots - and affixes

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

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

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

12. 1877 - first to use the term "word-blindness"

13. The writing system of a language. Correct or standardized spelling according to established usage.

14. Normalized standard scores with a range of 1 to 9. They are status score within a particulur norm group.

15. The ancient Britons (Celts) conquered by Caesar in 54 c.e. - Celtic and Latin languages co-exist - Teutonic tribes (Jutes - Angles and Saxons invade) - Anglo-Saxon layer of language

16. 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.

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

18. Whole language. Founder of Whole language concept

19. 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

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

21. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

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

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

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

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

26. Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic/Tactile

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

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

29. Multisensory Structured Language Education

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

31. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

32. 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 -

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

34. Final stable syllable

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

36. Four adjacent letters representing one sound (eigh)

37. 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

38. Refers tot he measurement consistency of a test

39. listening - remembering - and understanding what someone else says.

40. Academic Language Therapy Association

41. Anglo-Saxon - Latin - Greek

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

43. 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

44. 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

45. 1887 - ophthalmologist - introduced the term dyslexia

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

47. A score to which raw scores are converted by numerical transformation ( conversion of raw scores to percentile ranks or standard scores)

48. Statistical measure of the degree of dispersion in distribution of scores. Measures spread of a set of data around mean of the data. The more widely the values are spread out - the larger the standard deviation.

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

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