Year Two requirements

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Course Description: Through coursework in Basic Language Skills, developed at Neuhaus Education Center, students advance through more and complex concepts and intensive supervised practicum. Participants advance their knowledge and skill in planning, delivering, and measuring instruction in decoding, structural analysis, fluency, morphology, comprehension, and composition for students with dyslexia and related disorders. This 10-day course includes one additional follow-up class, BLS 2.                

*This class is a prerequisite for the Dyslexia Therapist Preparation Program.

Course Description: Vocabulary measures a person’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities as well as one’s general knowledge. Vocabulary size is a strong predictor of future reading, academic, and career success. In Developing Vocabulary for Reading Success, a developed Neuhaus Education Center program, participants learn strategies for learning specific vocabulary such as word webs and word-learning strategies, using contextual clues. Digital masters with eight model lessons with activities that support vocabulary development are included.                                                                       

 

 *This class is a prerequisite for the Dyslexia Therapist Preparation Program.

Course Description: In Basic Language Skills Book 3, a Neuhaus Education Center program, participants learn advanced structural analysis concepts, Greek and Latin morphemes, and additional strategies for comprehension and composition.                                                                                                                   

*This class is a prerequisite for the Dyslexia Therapist Preparation Program.

Course Description:  Written composition is the highest form of language development. Often students struggle with written composition because they are unsure about how to formulate ideas and translate them onto paper. Knowledge of the structures of different paragraphs aids students in formulating and translating ideas.

In Written Composition Fundamentals, developed at Neuhaus Education Center,  participants learn 1) how to teach the structures of descriptive, narrative, process, compare and contrast, and persuasive paragraphs, 2) how to help students enhance the quality of their paragraphs, and 3) how to teach students to edit and revise paragraphs. Participants also engage in collaborative activities that extend their learning and can be presented to their students.                                                                         

*This class is a prerequisite for the Dyslexia Therapist Preparation Program.

Course Description: In Scientific Spelling, a Neuhaus Education Center program, participants learn how to analyze spelling errors and adjust instruction to target students’ specific needs. Instruction for participants will include 1) phonemic awareness, 2) reliable spelling patterns and rules, and/or 3) strategies for learning words with unexpected spelling.                                                                     

 *This class is a prerequisite for the Dyslexia Therapist Preparation Program.

All trainees will complete 200 instructional hours by the completion of the program. Nine hours of elective coursework will be offered. Content and dates TBD.

 *This class is a prerequisite for the Dyslexia Therapist Preparation Program.