Developed by Sandra Dillon, Director of the Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico, Sounds In Syllables (SIS) is the most powerful Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), spelling, writing, and the foundations of syntax and grammar. In developing SIS, Ms.Dillon incorporated teaching methods she learned directly from Patricia and Charles Lindamood, Beth Slingerland, and Aylett Royal Cox, author of Alphabetic Phonics. These methods integrate evidence-based practice from neurology, cognitive sciences, psychology, speech-language pathology, and linguistics to produce the most durable remediation for students with even the most severe learning disabilities.
Most children with dyslexia need help from a teacher, tutor, or therapist who has been specially trained in using a multisensory, structured language approach. It is important for these children to be taught by a sequenced systematic and explicit method that involves several senses (hearing, seeing, touching) at the same time. Highly structured daily intensive individualized instruction by an educational therapist or skilled teacher specially trained in explicitly teaching phonemic awareness and the application of phonics is the foundation for remedial programs.In addition,students with dyslexia often need a great deal of structured practice and immediate, corrective feedback to develop automatic word-recognition skills. Remedial programs should include specific instruction in decoding, fluency training, vocabulary, and comprehension. The approach to learning decoding begins with detailed instruction in phonemic awareness and then progresses to sound-symbol association (alphabetic principle), phonics, awareness of rhyme,and word segmentation. Pediatrics Vol. 127 No. 3 March 2011 ppe818-e856SIS includes the following Critical Literacy Components
Rockville DATES: Monday - Friday from 9:00-4:30 June 19-30
Location: ASDEC 22 West Jefferson Street
Part 1: Saturdays from 9:00-4:30
April: 22, 29, May: 6, 13, 20
Part 2: Monday - Friday from 9:00-4:30
LOCATION: Reston Montessori School, 1928 Issac Newton Square W, Reston VA
Optional Materials fee for those who enter the supervision practicum following the program: $277
Graduate Credit is available for this course for an additional fee
After completing the course, participants may work in ASDEC's Summer Program where they will earn a full 2-month credit toward their certification requirements. Interns who complete the summer program will receive priority referrals from ASDEC for private students.