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2018-19 In-Year Comprehensive Classes (copy)

January 1 - 31, 2019

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2018-19 In-Year Comprehensive Classes

Held at various sites throughout the US. Please check our events page for current listing, dates and sites.

The Slingerland® Approach Multisensory Structured Language Comprehensive Classes are based on an adaptation by Beth H. Slingerland of the multisensory approach of Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham. The techniques she developed are based on sound neurological principles of learning and give children the necessary tools to be successful readers, writers and spellers. The Comprehensive Classes are offered at three levels - introductory, second level and third level continuum. The classes are accredited through the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).

Offered in an in-year format coinciding with the school year, these 133-hour classes are offered at three levels. Each class includes a practicum with students, demonstrations and observations. This intensive class of study includes instructional techniques in handwriting, written language, decoding, and reading comprehensive. A condensed class description is provided below:

Introductory Level: Offers training in the etiology and diagnosis of specific language disability (dyslexia) and provides training in the techniques designed for a preventive and/or remedial program for classroom use. These techniques developed by Beth H. Slingerland as an adaptation of the multisensory approach originated by Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham, are based upon sound neurological principles of learning.

Continuum Level: After a brief review of the basics in the introductory class participants will be introduced to and practice more advanced techniques in the language continuum. The use of the dictation paragraph and the screening procedures will also be presented.

Third Level Continuum: A class designed for a limited number of participants wishing to become staff teachers/instructor interns in the Slingerland Training Class. The content encompasses all learning of the introductory and second year classes as the participant learns how to organize, maintain and evaluate a summer session, its students and teacher participants.

These classes are 133 classroom hours each and are approved for six graduate level extension credits through the University of San Diego. These credits are not part of a degree program and are at the option of the teacher/participant. Additional units or credit may be available through a local site. Some states offer clock hours for this class. Details on clock hours will be provided at the beginning of each class. A more detailed description of the classes may be found at:

In order to protect class participants and students alike, acceptance to a comprehensive class requires satisfactory completion of a criminal background and sex offender registry check. Forms for the background check will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Discount pricing for comprehensive and short classes is available to Slingerland® Institute professional, lifetime and organization level members. Enter the discount code provided by the SIL Office.

We hope you can join us!

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.


Start: January 1, 2019
12:00 am
End: January 31, 2019
12:00 am
Slingerland Institute for Literacy

Various sites in the US

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