Singerland Approach

The Slingerland® 
Multisensory Structured Language Approach

4-Week Summer Comprehensive: The Slingerland® 
Multisensory Structured Language Approach (Adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham Language Approach)

Assets School is sponsoring a comprehensive four week teacher training session in the Slingerland® Approach as developed by Beth Slingerland. This is a four week comprehensive training based on principles of Orton-Gillingham and multisensory instruction. This approach, an outgrowth of the work of a neurologist, Dr. Samuel T. Orton, and educators, Anna Gillingham and Bessie Stillman, addresses handwriting, reading, writing, comprehension, and oral language. It is specifically designed for those children needing the fundamentals of language taught systematically through a structured, explicit, multimodal approach. Sessions include background and research, language structures, lesson planning, classroom demonstrations, a daily practicum with children, and observation and feedback.

Hawaii Connection: Beth Slingerland taught for over 10 years (in the ’20s to ’40s) at Punahou School working with bright children who experienced difficulty with processing language. Additionally, Anna Gillingham and Bessie Stillman also came to  Punahou School for a couple of years where they were able to teach Mrs. Slingerland how to work with struggling students. The relationship between these educational pioneers continued throughout their lifetimes.

Dates: TBD / Four weeks (8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Fee$2,700 includes materials/text; partial scholarships available

Location:   Assets School at One Ohana Nui Way in Honolulu

Application:  Email a request for application from <>

Continuing Education Units Optional 6 CUS available through the University of San Diego.

IMSLEC Accreditation Accreditated by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council to prepare specialists and teachers in multisensory structured language arts programs.

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, scholarships and other programs. Since participants interact with student tutees as part of the practicum, in order to protect course participants and students alike, acceptance to a course requires satisfactory completion of a criminal background and sex offender registry check. Forms for the background check will be provided with registration packet.

Partially funded by: Friends of Hawaii Charities & Margaret Watt Edwards Foundation

For more information and registration, please contact:
Darlene Robertson, Director of Professional Program Development
(808) 423-1356 x611 •