Slingerland Basics Class

Course Available
4 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Slingerland Participants Only

This course offers 50+ hours of Explicit, Structured, Sequential, Multisensory Instructional Strategies for teaching Reading, Spelling, Handwriting, and Written expressions. Rationale and instructional techniques in the Slingerland® Adaptation for classroom use of the Orton-Gillingham Approach will be presented in an engaging, hands-on format.

Course Details

Number of Units: 4.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for classroom teachers, resource teachers, tutors, educational therapists, speech/language therapists and RTI 3 teachers interested in meeting the needs of students with specific language disability who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling.

For More Information: Visit the Slingerland Institute for Literacy's website at


Prior experience in education is helpful but not required.

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Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X774O – 021 17 Jun 202427 Jun 2024 4 $316

Slingerland Basics Class

17 Jun 202427 Jun 2024
Credit Validation
In Person
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EDC-X774O – 021 – Slingerland Basics Class

Number of Sessions: 11

Type Date Time Location Instructors
In Person Mon Jun 17, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Tue Jun 18, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Sat Jun 22, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Mon Jun 24, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler
In Person Thu Jun 27, 2024 8:00AM – 4:00PM Texas, Tyler

Location: Smith Elementary, Del Valle, TX

Please Note: You are only registering for the graduate level extension units here. Register for class with Slingerland at

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: June 21st, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the principles of Structured Literacy Multisensory Instruction as supported by science
  • Understand the development of oral language skills as they relate to written language
  • Understand the history, purpose, and research for handwriting skills instruction
  • Implement strategies for putting handwriting to functional use
  • Create language arts lesson plans in the Slingerland® Approach
  • Identify major characteristics of dyslexia and other language-based reading disabilities
  • Understand the organization of the English language and application of morphology to decoding spelling and written language
  • Understand the application of the Slingerland® Approach to existing classroom curriculum programs


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