The SLANT System for Structured Language Training® is a research-based, multisensory, structured literacy training program based on Orton-Gillingham principles. It combines professional development for teachers and systematic curriculum materials for students.
The SLANT System's® professional development program is based on the latest scientific research in the field of reading instruction. The program is supported by systematic and explicit teaching materials that incorporate multisensory instructional techniques and emphasize the structure of the English language.
The SLANT System's® professional development program is designed to prepare teachers to teach reading, spelling, and writing skills to individuals who have been unsuccessful using traditional approaches, or who are considered "at risk". The SLANT System® and its program materials can be used in Supplementary (Tier 2) and Intensive Intervention (Tier 3) support programs in a Response to Intervention model. The SLANT System® is also effective as a supplement in general education classrooms to help provide balance to a literature-based reading approach.
The SLANT System's® materials follow research guidelines for best practice. SLANT's® instructional content and instructional design follow scientifically based practices and contain the 5 essential components of reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) as determined by the recommendations of the National Reading Panel.
The SLANT System® is an effective intervention for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 students.
This course presents an overview of the SLANT System®. Content includes:
Within one year of successful completion of the SLANT System Introductory Course, one can apply for admission to the Teaching Level Certification course. This in-depth training will provide participants with a supervised practicum experience using the SLANT System materials and teaching techniques. In addition, participants attend a monthly seminar class to continue learning about SLANT System techniques and language structure.
Components of the Certification Program include:
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The SLANT System for Structured Language Training provides highly personalized, research-based, multisensory structured literacy training to qualified individuals so they may teach struggling readers, including those with language difficulties, the skills of reading, spelling and writing.
"I truly think it (my SLANT Training) is the best training I have ever had in my entire career. My most severe students continue to amaze me when they make strides that I didn’t think they would have made before my training."
Primary Reading Teacher,
"Having a coach has been extremely helpful. I have been able to talk to her about individual students as well as teaching practices."
Primary Reading Teacher
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