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2019 Summer Comprehensive Classes

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2019 Summer Comprehensive Classes

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).

This registration site is for the four week intensive summer session version. 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.


  • May 28 to 30, June 10 to July 3 - Introductory Level Only: Valley Christian School, San Jose, CA
  • June 24 to July 19 - Introductory and Continuum Levels: Hope Academy for Dyslexics, Concord CA
  • June 19 to July 19 - Introductory and Continuum Levels: San Francisco Friends School, San Francisco CA
  • June 27 to July 26 - Introductory and Continuum Levels: Hamlin Robinson School, Seattle WA
  • July 1 to 3, and 8 to 30 - Continuum Levels Only: Valley Christian School, San Jose, CA

These classes are 133 classroom hours each and are approved for six graduate level extension credits through the University of San Diego. The 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.

Partial Scholarships are available through the Slingerland® Institute and may even be available through your local IDA Branch. Click here for more information on the Slingerland Scholarship program.

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.


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