Topics available for Certified Academic Language Practitioners, Certified Academic Language Therapists, and Classroom Teachers.
Morphology and Vocabulary Enrichment
This workshop presents materials and strategies to improve student vocabulary skills through a systematic study of morphology and consistent vocabulary enrichment. Its primary goal is to help teachers build student competence and independence with vocabulary acquisition and application. The program is appropriate for academic language therapists, reading specialists, and teachers of students in grades 4-8. It is also suitable for teachers of high school students who struggle with vocabulary.
Workshop presentations include:
· Structured, sequential, multisensory lessons in morphology to build student vocabularies and promote vocabulary acquisition skills
· Strategies to create vocabulary-rich learning environments that improve student vocabularies across academic disciplines
· Vocabulary enrichment lessons incorporating picture books, mentor texts, word-play, and games
· Morphology program teacher’s manual
· Morphology program templates for student notebooks and student practice and review activities
· Instructions and samples for cross-curricular vocabulary activities
· Annotated bibliography of recommended resources
This course serves as a guide to understanding the basics of the evaluation and identification of dyslexia. Attendees will achieve the following course objectives:
- Recognize the appropriate domains for assessment in dyslexia and related disorders.
- Identify current research related to dyslexia and related disorders.
- Analyze the dyslexia referral procedures including state and federal laws that relate to dyslexia, data gathering and formal evaluation tools.
- Understand the basic psychometric properties of test scores and the professional ethics that govern the assessments.
Attendees also participate in case studies to practice making an educational identification of dyslexia and then determine which accommodations and teaching strategies best help a child with dyslexia in the classroom.
Multisensory Math skills for K – 4th Grade.
This 2-day seminar will apply Orton-Gillingham multisensory strategies to math. It will cover:
· Number sense
· Concept development of whole numbers
· Place value
· Basic operations
· Associative Pairing
· Math Vocabulary
Each participant will receive a student notebook and a teacher notebook.
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