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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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

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

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

4. Proceeds from the whole to the part - suggests that processing of a text begins in the mind of the readers. Meaning is brought to print not derived from print.

5. Whole body learning

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

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

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

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

10. The ability to organize thoughts and express them verbally to convey meaning to others

11. 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

12. A graphic compilation of the performance of an individual on a series of assessments.

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

14. 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.

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

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

17. One of a class of speech sounds in which sound moving through the vocal tract is constricted or obstructed by the lips - tongue or teeth during articulation.

18. English as a second language

19. 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

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

21. 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

22. Gray Oral Reading Test-Fourth Edition Screening test. Provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties Standard Scores - Percentile Ranks - Grade Equivalents - Age Equivale

23. Multisensory Structured Language

24. Wide Range Achievement Test

25. 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

26. Multisensory Structured Language Education

27. 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.

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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.

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

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

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

34. A step taken by school personnel to determine which students are at risk for not meeting grade level standards.

35. 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

36. Set of principles that dictate the sequence and function of words in a sentence in order to convey meaning - must include grammar - sentence types - and mechanics of language

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

38. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

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

40. 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.

41. Construction and Reconstruction - Construct understanding based on analysis and synthesis.

42. 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

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

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

45. Developmental Auditory Impercepion - Dysphasia - Specific Developmental Dyslexia - Developmental Dysgraphia - Developmental Spelling Disability

46. 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

47. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

48. A quick probe that is done frequently in order to make instructional changes in a timely fashion.

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

50. Academic Language Therapy Association