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Short Classes

The Slingerland® Approach Short Classes focus on specific components of the comprehensive training. They provide practical tools for teachers, parents, or paraprofessionals who work with children who need a multi-sensory approach to learning. No practicum is included with the short classes.

Short Classes offered include:

  • Handwriting Skills
  • Pre-Reading Skills
  • Techniques for Teaching Reading
  • Pre-Reading Screening Skills
  • Screening Skills
  • Spelling & Written Language

INTRODUCING the Slingerland Basics Class.
  • Suitable for General and Special Ed--Tutoring--Educational and Academic Language Therapy--Homeschoolers, the class:
  • 50+ hours of Explicit, Structured, Sequential, Multisensory Instructional Strategies for Reading, Spelling, Handwriting and Written Expression
  • Teaches to the Intellect of Students
  • Reading Instruction Useful within ALL Subject Areas
  • Includes the major components of the Slingerland® Approach taught in the Handwriting, Reading Skills and the Beginning Spelling & Written Language short classes.

For a detailed description of each of the above classes, please go to the Slingerland Classes page on the main website: http://slingerland.org/Teachers/Course_Descriptions
. Click on the title of each class and the description will display as a pop-up window. Links to register for the classes are available in the events page of the SIL website - just scroll through and find the site/date for the class of your choice: Slingerland Events Page

These classes are also approved for continuing education units through the University of San Diego. Approval can also be obtained through local universities. Additionally, the short classes are approved for clock hours for Washington state participants through My247ed.


All the classes we offer 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.
Discount pricing for comprehensive and short classes is available to Slingerland® Institute professional, lifetime and organization level members. Discounts will be taken at the checkout page by entering the code provided by the SIL Office. The membership discount cannot be used in connection with any other product coupon or special.

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.