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Academic Language (Dyslexia) Therapist Training

Learning Solutions is offering Academic Language and Dyslexia Therapist Training to the virtual classroom.  This is a 2 yr. graduate level cohort with over 200 hours of instruction in a synchronous manner. Hours can be applied to a master's degree in many participating colleges and universities nationwide. Trainees will complete a minimum of 700 hours of supervised practicum experience with a minimum of 10 formal observations. Upon successful completion, and a master's degree, trainees will meet the requirements to apply for the ALTA Competency exam for the credentials of a Certified Academic Language Therapist.  A master's degree is not required for training and certification is available at the Practitioner level with a bachelor's degree. Training will be conducted using the Take Flight Intervention curriculum but will also encompass much non-course specific therapy information.  Training or retraining is also available in Alphabetic phonics or Multisensory Teaching Approach on request.

Adult Education Course

Take Flight - A comprehensive intervention for students with Dyslexia that meets the criteria in all five components for a comprehensive dyslexia program

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Phonological Awareness

•Auditory discovery, articulation of sounds, placement of production, and voicing.

•Explicit script for teachers and consistent instructional routines. Regular words are orthographically mapped.

•Students practice articulatory features with introductory use of mouth pictures and auditory discovery to see and feel sounds to identify voiced/ unvoiced, stop/continuant, etc.



•Word and sentence reading.

•Regular words are orthographically mapped.

•6 syllable types and syllable division patterns are covered.

•Encoding and decoding procedures encourage students to self-correct.

•Division patterns are covered.



•Students have a tracking sheet to measure rate.

•Protocol is given for timing and correcting errors.

•Rate passages begin with passage and moves to word level, then to phrases then applied to the passage.



•KWL Charts, vocabulary charts, and summarizing cards are used to promote discussion and dialogue.

•Program contains options for both younger and older students.

•Evidence of academic vocabulary and Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Latin roots throughout the program.



•Very detailed comprehension scope and sequence is provided.

•Skills are individually practiced then applied in text practice.

•Evidence of genre, structures, and story elements throughout.

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