THE WRITTEN WORD

CENTER FOR DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING

ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (Dyslexia) THERAPY FOR STUDENTS

EDUCATIONAL TUTORING SERVICES FOR K-9 STUDENTS

ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (Dyslexia) THERAPIST TRAINING

OFFICE AND COMMUNITY MEETING SPACE FOR LEASE

Literacy & LearniSeminars | The Written Word

Literacy and Learning Seminars FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

These seminars are designed to offer guidance and inspiration to implement strategies designed to enhance literacy development.

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ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (DYSLEXIA) THERAPY FOR STUDENTS

Academic Language Therapy instruction is delivered by a Cerfitied Academic Language Therapist (CALT).  The intervention Tara uses to remediate Dyslexia is Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with DyslexiaTake Flight is designed for individuals with dyslexia ages 7 and older.  For individuals younger than 7 years of age, PreFlight is the curriculum used for intervention.

EDUCATIONAL TUTORING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

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).

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ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (DYSLEXIA) THERAPIST TRAINING

Teacher trainees learn to implement an Orton-Gillingham based multisensory language therapy program called Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.

 

Course offerings are accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). The training program’s course content reflects the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) Knowledge of Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

 

Upon completion of all program training requirements, individuals can sit for the Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education Exam to gain certification as an Academic Language Therapist through the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).

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THE CENTER

We are a dyslexia-focused center dedicated to educating and supporting students, parents, and teachers within the surrounding local communities.

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STUDENTS

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ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPIST TRAINED

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DYSLEXIA SIMULATIONS

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YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

 

– Christopher Robin (A. A. Milne)

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CREDENTIALS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CERTIFICATIONS

ALTA

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.

AMS

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.

IDA

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.

ERI

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.

MCA-MTT

McKinney Christian Academy’s Multisensory Teacher Training (MCA-MTT) Center offers teachers, administrators, and parents training in multisensory teaching techniques to support students with learning differences.

LDT

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.

QI

A Qualified Instructor (QI) credential is earned through ALTA by completing the requirements necessary to teach professionals to become a CALT through an accredited International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) training center.

CALT

A Certificated Academic Language Therapist (CALT) is a professional credential to describe an individual who has the 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.

OFFICE & MEETING SPACE FOR LEASE

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.

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