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Comprehensive Classes

Learn by Doing

The Comprehensive and Classes provide intensive training in techniques for multisensory, structured literacy instruction, including the research and reasoning behind the techniques. Participants develop those techniques during the practicum: participants teach students with the Slingerland® Approach.  

 

Slingerland Comprehensive classes are accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). 

See a full list of class descriptions below.

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Introductory
Comprehensive

This class is the core of the Slingerland® training program. It is traditionally offered as a four-week summer session and includes a practicum with students. It can also be adapted into an in-school-year class. 

Class content includes: 

  • Instruction in the introductory steps of handwriting, written language, decoding and reading comprehension 

  • Knowledge of the historical and philosophical background of Specific Language Disability (dyslexia) 

  • The study of phonic rules and their application to encoding and decoding 

  • The neurology of language as a means of developing oral language skills  

  • The history, philosophy and current research in the field of dyslexia  

  • The relationship of curriculum and classroom organization to the language arts program 

  • Practice with multi-sensory teaching principles through daily work with children 

133 classroom hours. This class is approved for 6 graduate level extension credits through University of San Diego. (see enrollment info below) 

Modern Architecture

Continuum Comprehensive

This class is traditionally offered as a 4-week period of intensive study with a practicum. After a review of the introductory class, participants will be introduced to and practice more advanced techniques in the language arts continuum. The use of the dictation paragraph and the screening procedures for identifying students will also be presented. 

Class content includes: 

  • Guided observation of the evaluative and prescriptive elements embedded in the daily plan  

  • Knowledge of how oral language skills relate to writing and reading skills 

  • Studying the vertical and horizontal use of the format for instruction 

  • How to integrate a new learning throughout the format 

  • Critical thinking skills needed for reading, writing and speaking 

  • Current research in all aspects of dyslexia 

  • How to administer and evaluate the Slingerland® Screening materials 

133 classroom hours. This class is approved for 6 graduate level extension credits through University of San Diego. Registration for extension credits must happen ON or BEFORE the first day of the class. (see enrollment info below) 

Teacher and Pupils

Become a Slingerland Instructor

Intern Classes

Learn by Teaching

The Intern classes are designed to bridge the gap between being able to use the Slingerland® Approach and being able to teach others to use the Slingerland® Approach. These classes encompass all learning in the introductory and second level classes as the participant learns how to organize, maintain and evaluate a summer session, its students, and its participants. 

Those wishing to become instructors must complete both Intern 1 and Intern 2 classes as part of the to become a Certified Slingerland Instructor of Teachers. 

Slingerland Comprehensive classes are accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).

Non-discrimination Policy: Slingerland® Institute for Literacy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other programs.

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