Academic Language Therapy instruction is an educational, structured, and systematic multisensory approach for the remediation of Dyslexia and language-based learning differences.
Academic support is available for students needing help with specific school subjects, such as written expression, handwriting, comprehension, study skills and organization, and math (dyscalculia).
Teacher trainees learn to implement an Orton-Gillingham based multisensory language therapy program called Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.
“Mrs. Chapman's instruction was more than just teaching my son how to overcome the challenges of dyslexia. She has literally changed the course of his life forever.”
“In less than a year, Tara was able to help our son rejoin his grade level in reading. She helped him with decoding skills, spelling, reading comprehension, fluency, and even cursive handwriting.”
We are a dyslexia-focused center dedicated to educating and supporting students, parents, and teachers within the surrounding local communities.
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The Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) is a non-profit national professional organization for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and promoting standards of education, practice and professional conduct for Certified Academic Language Therapists. Academic Language Therapy is an educational, structured, comprehensive, phonetic, multisensory approach for the remediation of dyslexia and/or written-language disorders.
The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, an innovative, child-centered approach to learning. An Elementary I (EL) credential is awarded to successful graduates of an American Montessori Society (AMS) teacher education program. The Elementary I credential allows instruction for children ages 6-9.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.
Everyone Reading Illinois (ERI) is a leading organization in dyslexia awareness and education. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1978, they serve the entire state of Illinois and work to improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia, from childhood through adulthood.
McKinney Christian Academy’s Multisensory Teacher Training (MCA-TT) Center offers teachers, administrators, and parents, training in multisensory teaching, discovery, and mastery techniques to support students with learning differences.
International Dyslexia Association offers certification to professionals with the knowledge and skills to teach children with Dyslexia. A Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT) is qualified to teach students with Dyslexia by providing the necessary remediation.
A Qualified Instructor (QI) credential is earned through ALTA by completing the requirements necessary to teach professionals to become a CALP or CALT through an accredited International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) training center.
A Certificated Academic Language Therapist (CALT) is a professional credential to describe an individual who has expertise to provide services to individuals who have difficulty acquiring the basic language skills necessary to read, write and spell. CALTs have a deep knowledge of the structure of the English language and the experience to apply these skills in creating an individualized treatment plan for the remediation of dyslexia and related learning disorders.
A Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) can provide multisensory language education for the treatment of dyslexia and related learning disorders that includes instruction for reading, writing, and spelling.
Space is available for the on-the-go professional, entrepreneur, or small business owner with options that fit your individual needs and budget. If you need a space for a few hours, month-to-month, or even long-term, we offer flexible lease options that will accommodate any stage of your business.
“Mrs. Chapman has a wonderful rapport with the children and her students love her. My daughter says that Mrs. Chapman is the best teacher. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent as a therapist is truly superior.”
“The language therapy my son received increased his self-confidence, his stress about school and tests decreased, and he began to understand the skills necessary to be successful. I would highly recommend Tara and I feel confident that she has the skills, experience, compassion, and passion to also help your child be successful.”