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Accurate and Automatic Decoding: A Necessity for Skilled Reading

OnsiteIVC  Online
  Topics: Basic decoding skills and the structure of written English: 1) phonemic awareness, 2) sound-symbol correspondences, 3) syllable types, 4) syllable division patterns, and 5) common roots and affixes. The information can be used with any basal or guided reading program
  Audience: Teachers of grades K-5
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $175
  Materials: Reading Concepts, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book
 

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Basic Language Skills - Introduction

Onsite
  Topics:

Extensive coursework and supervised practica leading to certification for teachers and therapists working with individuals with dyslexia and other related disorders (instruction includes phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, oral language, comprehension, composition)

            Level 1 Preparation Program
  Audience: Reading/Dyslexia Specialists, teachers of Tier III intervention
  Hours: 71 (12 days)
  Fee: $2000
  Materials: Basic Language Skills - Book 1 manual; Scientific Spelling manual; Initial Reading Deck; The Colors and Shapes of Language manual and CD; Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills textbook and activity book, MTA Readers 2 and 3
  Prerequisite:

Personal interview

Reading Readiness

Watch the Basic Language Skills Orientation and submit the agreement from the Orientation Handout.

  If you would like more information about this class, please see Specialist Program or contact Cathie Fisher at 713.664.7676 x 208 or cfisher@neuhaus.org.
       

Basic Language Skills - Advanced

Onsite
  Topics:

Extensive coursework and supervised practica leading to certification for teachers and therapists working with individuals with dyslexia and other related disorders (instruction includes phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, oral language, comprehension, composition)

 Level 2 Preparation Program
  Audience: Reading/Dyslexia Specialists, teachers of Tier III intervention
  Hours: 65.5 (11 days)
  Fee: $1500
  Materials: Two Secure Reading Decks
  Prerequisites: Basic Language Skills – Introduction; Multisensory Grammar; Developing Metacognitive Skills; teaching through Basic Language Skills concept 63; purchase Basic Language Skills – Book 2
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Basic Language Skills - Book 3

Onsite
  Topics: Overview of reading and spelling concepts introduced in the final book of the Basic Language Skills curriculum; promoting students’ independence in reading and writing
  Audience: Reading/Dyslexia Specialists
  Hours: 6 hours (1 day at Neuhaus)
  Fee: $100
  Prerequisites: Basic Language Skills - Advanced class and follow-up classes; purchase Basic Language Skills - Book 3
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Celebrating Common Ties: Transitioning from Spanish to English

OnsiteIVC
 

Parts 1 & 2

  Topics: Commonalities and differences between Spanish and English phonology, orthography, and morphology. Commonalities and differences between Spanish and English semantics, syntax and pragmatics; strategies for promoting oral and written language skills in English; assessing students’ readiness for and progress in learning English
  Audience: K-5 teachers  
  Hours: 24 hours (4 days at Neuhaus)
  Fee: $680
  Materials: Common Ties: Transferring Knowledge and Skills from Spanish to English, Reading Concepts, Scientific Spelling manual, Multisensory GrammarThe Color & Shapes of Language with CD, Word Detective, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book
This class is not currently scheduled. If you would like more information about this class, please contact Cathie Fisher at 713.664.7676 x 208 or cfisher@neuhaus.org.
       

Developing Accuracy & Fluency

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics: Accurate, automatic word reading; repeated reading strategies; assessing fluency
  Audience: Teachers of  first, second and third grades; Tier II and III intervention
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $90
  Materials: Developing Accuracy and Fluency manual and CD
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Developing Metacognitive Skills

OnsiteIVC
  Topics:

Students who struggle with comprehension need instruction that will build foundational skills such as oral language, vocabulary, world knowledge, and working memory and instruction that will develop metacognitive skills that will help students think about thinking. The Developing Metacognitive Skills framework builds the critical reading and thinking skills for comprehension and incorporates evidence-based strategies that simulate what good readers do before, during, and after reading. In this two-day, fast-paced, and interactive workshop, participants will acquire tools for teaching the necessary skills for reading comprehension including vocabulary building, fluency practice, and summarizations

  Audience: Teachers of 3rd - 8th grade
  Hours: 10 hours (2 days at Neuhaus)
  Fee: $325
  Materials: Developing Metacognitive Skills manual, Word Detective manual, Six-way Paragraphs (Middle Level); classroom webs
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Developing Vocabulary for Reading Success

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics: Strategies for teaching words, word-learning strategies
  Audience: Teachers of third through eighth grades
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $75
  Materials: Workbook and Digital Masters CD for classroom use
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Exploring the Patterns and Rules of African American English and Standard Academic English

OnsiteIVC  
  Topics: In this two-day class, teachers explore the patterns and rules of African American English (AAE), which is critical to speakers for social interaction and information processing, and Academic Language, which is critical for reading and school success. By examining the patterns and rules of both dialects, teachers learn how to support the reading, spelling, and language development of speakers of AAE. Specifically, teachers examine the phonology of AAE that may impair spelling and word recognition and the grammar and syntax of AAE that may impede comprehension and composition. The class also emphasizes the importance of teaching academic language and provides strategies that benefit all students
  Audience: All educators More Info
  Hours: 12 hours (2 days)
  Fee: $270
 

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Language & Literacy for Young Learners

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics: High-quality language and literacy environments in the early years promote the development of prerequisite literacy skills such as oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, and letter recognition. Children who develop these skills arrive at school ready to learn and are on the road to reading success. In the Language and Literacy for Young Learners course, participants will learn how these prerequisite skills can be taught daily in easy-to-implement, 15-minute lessons that integrate science, social studies, and math
  Audience: Teachers of early childhood, kindergarten and first grade intervention
  Hours: 3 hours
  Fee: $50
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Language Enrichment

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics: Research continues to emphasize the importance of learning to read by the end of third grade. Language Enrichment is an evidence-based, language arts solution to help students build the skills needed to become successful readers. Language Enrichment is a kindergarten through third grade curriculum that can be used to supplement core instruction or to accelerate learning of students needing intervention. In this interactive and engaging 30-hour workshop, participants engage in inquiry-based learning to master the skills needed to explicitly and systematically teach phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, oral language, and comprehension. The Language Enrichment curriculum can be used with the entire class, small groups, or individual students in as little as 30 minutes a day
  Audience: Teachers of kindergarten - 3rd grade, Tier II intervention More Info
  Hours: 30 hours (In-house classes are 5 days at Neuhaus)
  Fee: $780
  Materials:

Language Enrichment manual, The Colors and Shapes of Language manual and CD, Developing Accuracy and Fluency manual and CD, Scientific Spelling manual, Initial Reading Deck, Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book

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Language Enrichment Refresher

OnsiteIVC
  Topics: Review of instruction to meet the needs of your students - accuracy, fluency, comprehension, and spelling
  Audience: Teachers who have completed the 30-hour Language Enrichment class
  Hours: 5 hours
  Fee: $100
  Prerequisite: Language Enrichment
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Mapping for Student Success: Aligning Standards, Assessment, and Curriculum

OnsiteIVC
  Topics: Aligning literacy standards, assessment, and curriculum and authoring maps
  Audience: K-5 educators More Info
  Hours: 12 hours (2 days at Neuhaus)
  Fee: Individual - $245
Group (3-6 participants from one school) - $690
  Materials: Participants are asked to bring the teachers' manuals from the resources used in reading instruction during the first grading period.  Individual Enrollment includes one tube of Curriculum Maps.  Group enrollment includes two tubes of Curriculum Maps.
  This class is not currently scheduled. If you would like more information about this class, please contact Cathie Fisher at 713.664.7676 x 208 or cfisher@neuhaus.org.
       

Multisensory Grammar

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics: Words of the English language are traditionally classified as parts of speech based on their usage in a sentence. In the Multisensory Grammar course, participants learn multisensory ways to take this abstract idea and make it concrete, understandable, and fun. Color coding is used to introduce and reinforce the parts of speech.  Hands-on activities further students’ understanding and sentence pattern cards help with sentence composition, length and complexity. Participants also learn a strategy for helping students apply their knowledge of the parts of speech in writing a painless paragraph
  Audience: Teachers of 1st - 8th grade More Info
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $75
  Materials: Multisensory Grammar manual
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Multisensory Grammar - Advanced

Online
  Topics: Advanced information about grammar
  Audience: Teachers of fourth through eighth grades
  Hours: 3 hours
  Fee: $70
  Materials: Workbook
  Prerequisite: Multisensory Grammar
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Neuhaus Academy: Beyond the Page

Onsite
  Topics:

This workshop introduces Neuhaus Academy, online lessons for adolescent and adult learners. Neuhaus Academy lessons use words found on high-stakes testing to provide information about how to pronounce and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words. Additionally, Neuhaus Academy provides world and cultural knowledge to enrich critical and analytical reading. These online lessons complement and extend instruction in Basic Language Skills, Language Enrichment, Multisensory Reading and Spelling, and Developing Metacognitive Skills

  Audience:

Grades 4-12 teachers and administrators; adult literacy providers; CALTs

  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $150
  Materials:

Instructor Manuals Volumes 1 and 2 (includes reproducible student activity pages)

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Oral Language & Listening Comprehension (formerly Reading Comprehension)

Onsite   IVCOnline
  Topics: Oral language, listening comprehension strategies, text structures
  Audience: Teachers of kindergarten, first and second grades; Tier II and III intervention
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $85
  Materials: The Colors and Shapes of Language manual and CD
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Reading Readiness

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics:

Research has demonstrated the importance of phonological awareness, letter recognition, and oral language in the acquisition of reading and spelling skills. In the Reading Readiness course, participants learn activities that will help children develop the critical skills necessary to become fluent readers. All activities are multisensory and can be used with the entire class, small groups, or individual students. Also included is multisensory letter introduction, instant word recognition, and the important component of handwriting

  Audience: Teachers of kindergarten and first grade; Tier II and III intervention More Info
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $200
  Materials: Reading Readiness manual, Story Retelling manual and deck, 1 set plastic alphabet letters, 11in. x 17in. laminated mat and arc, alphabet strip, mirror, sound card, MTA Reader 1
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Response to Intervention: Assessment for Learning

OnsiteIVC
  Topics: Assessing response to intervention, analyzing data to develop learner profiles, and optimizing time and resources in tiered literacy instruction
  Audience: K-3 teachers More Info
  Hours: 6 hours (1 day at Neuhaus)
  Fee: $100
  This class is not currently scheduled. If you would like more information about this class, please contact Cathie Fisher at 713.664.7676 x 208 or cfisher@neuhaus.org.
       

Scientific Spelling

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics:

Spelling is a skill that needs to be taught formally since students do not always automatically deduce the patterns of the language. In the Scientific Spelling course, participants learn that the formal teaching of reliable patterns and rules enables students to spell a high percentage of English words without memorization. Special memory strategies are taught for irregular words. The information about the English language for spelling allows students to spell accurately and confidently as they write. The same knowledge also reinforces important patterns for reading. A suggested weekly spelling schedule is included showing how spelling can be taught in as few as 15 minutes a day. In Scientific Spelling, students do not memorize a list words, but rather they learn how to spell for a lifetime

  Audience: Teachers of 1st - 8th grade More Info
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $95
  Materials: Scientific Spelling manual and reproducible student pages
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Scientific Spelling - Part 2 (formerly Scientific Spelling - Advanced)

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics: Advanced reliable spelling patterns and rules, assessing errors, designing instruction
  Audience: Teachers of first through eighth grades
  Hours: 3 hours
  Fee: $50
  Prerequisite: Scientific Spelling
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Secrets of Structured Systematic Handwriting
(Structured Handwriting)

OnsiteIVC
  Topics: Multisensory strategies, systematic handwriting instruction
  Audience: Teachers of first through fifth grades
  Hours: 2.5 hours
  Fee: $50
  This class is not currently scheduled. If you would like more information about this class, please contact Cathie Fisher at 713.664.7676 x 208 or cfisher@neuhaus.org.
       

Small Group Instruction Modules: Helping Increase Students' Literacy Skills One Student at a Time

Online
  Topics:

Six instructional modules that promote the understanding of different kinds of small group literacy instruction, frameworks for implementation, and assessment for placement

  Audience: K-3 Campus Literacy Leader More Info
  Fee: $250
  Materials: Facilitator's Notebook
     
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Unexpected Underachievement

OnsiteIVC  Online
  Topics: Models of literacy acquisition, domains of language, characteristics of dyslexia, accommodations, and effective teaching practices
  Audience: Teachers interested in or responsible for instruction of students at risk for or with dyslexia
(NOT appropriate for those who have completed the Basic Language Skills class)
  Hours: 6 hours
  Fee: $125
  Materials: Expert Perspectives on Interventions for Reading
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Written Composition Fundamentals

OnsiteIVCOnline
  Topics: Basic structure of various paragraphs, motivation strategies
  Audience: Teachers of first through fifth grades
  Hours: 3.5 hours
  Fee: $50
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What to Read and How to Read: The Close Reading of Increasingly Complex Text

Onsite
  Topics: Determining text complexity, appropriate text selection, skills to read text deeply
  Audience: Teachers and Therapists
  Hours: 5.5 hours
  Fee: $100
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Class is available at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, Texas.
Online
Class is available online.
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Class is available via Video Conferencing.