Practitioner Level Course
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.
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: Spring 2022
NEURO-PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING DIFFERENCES ONLINE WITH DR. ANTHONY HENLEY: Fall 2022
This course offers full, up-to-the-minute research findings in the brain functions underlying learning, with emphasis on language-learning. Students will learn about the history of psychology, brain structure, brain development, and neurological anomalies that produce learning differences.
The course will discuss how to use different intervention strategies based on a better understanding of how neurological conditions affect learning. Specifically, students will learn how to analyze behaviors and create more effective learning environments both in a one-to-one teaching environment as well as in the classroom.
Students will also learn how to read and analyze neuro-psychological testing to design the most effective learning interventions. This class is ideal for all teachers, academic therapists, tutors and parents who wish to better understand the neurological strengths and weaknesses of their learners.
Distance Learning Procedures
Participants have access to recorded sessions
Participants may communicate with instructor through online community blog
Participants complete required class assignment
When: September - December 10, 2022.
There is no set time that you must be signed in to view videos.
Online Meetings: Dates TBD
You will receive instructions to login to the course on the first day of the course.
Graduate Credit Available from Trinity University Washington for an additoinal fee. Contact [email protected] for a registration form.
Language 2 Sounds In Syllables Advanced Level: Fall 2022
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.
Benefits of online learning
Distance Learning Procedures