SLI Intro Level Comprehensive Class - Valley Christian - San Jose, CA
SLI Intro Level Comprehensive Class - Valley Christian - San Jose, CA
Slingerland Introductory Level Comprehensive Class
May 13, 2021 - June 30, 2021  ·  Valley Christian School

2021 SUMMER COMPREHENSIVE CLASS at Valley Christian School

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.

The class at Valley Christian School will have headstart sessions on May 13, 20 and 27 from 4 pm to 8 pm and then commence regular schedule on June 7 through June 30, 2021.  The regular schedule will be from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm - unless notified otherwise by the class instructor.  If you have questions about the class, please contact the instructor directly via email at: 

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. 

NEW!  The Northern California IDA Branch is offering partial scholarships for Slingerland comprehensive classes.  Click the "Apply for scholarship" link for more information: Apply for Scholarship! 

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.

Credit Card Service Charge:  A 3% service charge is added to all registrations paid by credit card.  

Valley Christian School, 1450 Leigh Street, San Jose, CA 95111
Location: Valley Christian School, 1450 Leigh Street, San Jose, CA 95111



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. 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.

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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