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Language 1: Sounds in Syllables: Structured Literacy Online

Language 1: Sounds in Syllables: Structured Literacy

 Required for  Therapy Level Certification

Developed by Sandra Dillon, Director of the Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico, Sounds In Syllables (SIS) is the most powerful Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), spelling, writing, and the foundations of syntax and grammar. In developing SIS, Ms.Dillon incorporated teaching methods she learned directly from Patricia and Charles Lindamood, Beth Slingerland, and Aylett Royal Cox, author of Alphabetic Phonics.  These methods integrate evidence-based practice from neurology, cognitive sciences, psychology, speech-language pathology, and linguistics to produce the most durable remediation for students with even the most severe learning disabilities.  

Academic Therapists learn the precise articulation of the sounds of English and sound-symbol relationships.  They learn to "cement" learning by using multisensory methods that trigger positive changes in the way students process learning.  Research on these strategies demonstrates that multisensory approaches delivered through the repetitive, simultaneous, methods of SIS actually strengthen weak neural pathways and build new ones. This is why SIS students retain the reading and language skills they learn in order to achieve academic success long after they have completed their work with ASDEC therapists.

June 21-July 2, 2021

Instructors: Jennifer Appleton, QI, CALT 

Cost: $1,262.00

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“Your training has changed my teaching forever. I will never teach the same way again. My students went from no reading skills to reading on second grade level in one school year.”

- Marcia Slatkin, Montgomery County, MD, Special Education Teacher



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TIER 1&2: STRUCTURED LITERACY READING INSTRUCTION IN GRADES K-8

ASDEC’s Qualified Instructor, Jennifer Appleton, QI, CALT, M.Ed. will train classroom teachers in Grades k- 1 and reading specialists in grades 2-5 in a 35-hour training course, SPIRE; an evidence-based Orton-Gillingham based Multisensory Structured Language Reading Curriculum. First grade teachers will deliver SPIRE structured literacy curriculum as part of daily English Language Arts general classroom instruction (50-60-minutes/day). Reading Specialists in grades 2-5 will deliver SPIRE curriculum as a Tier 2 intervention for students at risk of reading failure. Reading Specialists must complete full practicum described below.

SPIRE in primary grades can act as a preventive measure for difficulty in reading and spelling in later grades. It is designed for general classrooms and is scripted which enables the teacher to deliver the curriculum with fidelity to the students.  ASDEC monthly supervision guides the teacher in the effective delivery of the evidence-based procedures. Students are assessed  routinely providing continual feedback on student progress.

SPIRE(Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) is a reading program developed by Sheila Clark-Edmands, an Orton-Gillingham fellow, to provide accessible materials to assist teachers’ implementation of an Orton-Gillingham based approach to reading instruction. The  instructional design and instructional content align with the findings of the National Reading Panel (2000).

Next Course: AUGUST 2021-CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



Practitioner Level Course

Multisensory Math 1 ONLINE: June 25-September 12, 2021

Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Marilyn Zecher’s Multisensory Mathematics I applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the NCTM. Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills and numeracy to place value, operations, fractions and decimals. Participants learn to use manipulatives effectively to reinforce concepts, aid memory and enhance performance for all students. Strategies for helping students learn and retrieve math facts are stressed as well as structured procedures for computational accuracy. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ESL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

Instructor: Marilyn Zecher

Pre-requisites: None

Shipping of the course manual and materials via priority mail in the continental US is included in the price.  Priority mail and courier service internationally are available at an extra fee.  

You will receive instructions to login to the course on the first day of the course. 


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Multisensory Math 2 Intensive ONLINE

Marilyn Zecher presents the follow-up course to Multisensory Math 1. Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Multisensory Mathematics II applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM). Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills such as multiplication, division and fractions to operations in upper levels of math including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ELL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

Instructor: Marilyn Zecher

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Multisensory Math 1 is required prior to enrolling in Math 2.

Next course:   Fall 2021








Language 2 Sounds In Syllables Advanced Level: Fall 2021

Language 2  introduces students to the higher linguistic concepts taught from level 2 through level 4 of Sounds in Syllables by Sandra Dillon. In addition to learning these concepts, the student will demonstrate multisensory instructional methods for teaching these concepts to their students.

Additional areas of study will include reading in-depth articles and chapters on multisensory instruction by leaders in the field of dyslexia. Areas of concentration will include higher levels in Alphabet skills, Handwriting, Spelling and Verbal Expression as well as discussion of written expression, vocabulary and etymology.


Students must complete Language 1 and be currently enrolled in the Therapy Level Supervision Practicum in order to enroll in Language 2.


Required Reading: Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, 4th Edition by  Beverly J. WolfM.Ed.Judith Birsh 





Benefits of online learning

  • Log into class straight from your laptop or home computer.
  • Work comfortably at your own pace.
  • Take advantage of the ability to connect and work with a vast array of online learners.
  • Conveniently submit assignments electronically.



Distance Learning Procedures

  • Participants have access to recorded sessions,
  • Participants may communicate with instructor through online community blog,
  • Participants complete required class assignments.


Requirements

  • A Pentium II or faster computer that can log on to the Internet.
  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Valid email address for the participant (all communication occurs via email).
  • Up-to-date browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.
  • PC users: most recent version of Flash installed for your browser of choice.
  • Mac users: plan to use the Safari browser or Flash installed for your browser of choice.
  • Audio speakers or headphones plugged into the computer.
  • Access to a printer.



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