SIL Intro Level Comprehensive Class - Livermore Valley Academy - Livermore, CA
SIL Intro Level Comprehensive Class - Livermore Valley Academy - Livermore, CA
Slingerland Introductory Level Comprehensive Class
July 13, 2020 - August 07, 2020  ·  Livermore Valley Academy

2020 SUMMER COMPREHENSIVE CLASS at Livermore Valley academy

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).  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.

This class is 133 classroom hours each and is 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.  

Partial Scholarships may be available through your local IDA Branch.  

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!

COVID-19 NOTICE: We follow all local, state and federal guidelines with regard to maintaining the health safety and welfare of our class participants. Be advised the class dates may change if the stay-home restrictions are still in place.

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.

Credit Card Service Charge:  A 3% service charge is added to all registrations paid by credit card; check payments may show the service fee but please deduct that amount when submitting your check.  

Livermore Valley Academy, 557 Olivina Ave, Livermore, CA 94511
Location: Livermore Valley Academy, 557 Olivina Ave, Livermore, CA 94511



This class is the core of the Slingerland training program. It is traditionally offered as a four-week summer session and includes a practicum with students. It can also be adapted into a four to six week in-year class.

This class 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. 

Class Content Includes:

  • Instruction in the introductory steps of handwriting, written language, decoding and reading comprehension
  • Knowledge of the historical and philosophical background of Specific Language Disability (dyslexia)
  • The study of phonic rules and their application to encoding and decoding
  • The neurology of language as a means of developing oral language skills The history, philosophy and current research in the field of dyslexia
  • The relationship of curriculum and classroom organization to the language arts program
  • Practice with multi-sensory teaching principles through daily work with children

Extension Credit/Units - Six (6) Continuing Education Units are available through the University of San Diego. The cost for the units are an additional fee paid directly to and through University of San Diego's enrollment platform. To register for graduate level extension credit through University of San Diego (USD), please follow the links below:

**For USD graduate level extension credit, you must register ON or BEFORE the first day of the class you choose.

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