Our courses are part of a national network of programs accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Graduates from these programs, who pass a national exam, have achieved the highest level of competency in the field of dyslexia education. These programs address:
oral language development
structure of written language-phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, oral and written expression, and handwriting
dyslexia, written language disorders, and other related disorders
interpretation of tests and assessments
use of diagnostic and prescriptive, multisensory structured language strategies to improve reading, spelling, and written expression
application of relevant research to instructional practice
Section 504 and IDEA requirements and advocacy
ethical standards for the profession
communication, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, parents, and other professionals
The Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), another vital national link, administers the exams and issues certification to graduates of IMSLEC accredited courses.
These connections provide both local and national resources for teachers of students with serious academic challenges, for administrators looking for highly competent teachers and for parents seeking qualified experts to teach their children.