THE WRITTEN WORD

CENTER FOR DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING

ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (Dyslexia) THERAPY FOR STUDENTS

EDUCATIONAL TUTORING SERVICES FOR K-9 STUDENTS

DYSLEXIA THERAPY TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL MEETING SPACE

Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

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, and study skills & organization.

Read, Write, Spell | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
Dyslexia Therapy Training | Take Flight | The Written Word
IDA | ALTA

DYSLEXIA THERAPIST TRAINING

FOR EDUCATORS, PARENTS & OTHER PROFESSIONALS

Teacher trainees learn to implement an Orton-Gillingham based multisensory dyslexia therapy program called Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.  The training program’s course content reflects the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) Knowledge of Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading and the Academic Language Therapy Association’s eight standards of knowledge and skills in Multisensory Structured Language Education. Upon completion of all program training requirements, individuals can sit for the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Competency Exam for Multisensory Structured Language Education. This is a comprehensive national registration examination administered by ALTA. Successful completion of all ALTA requirements may lead to Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) certification

THEY SAY

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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.

Dyslexia Resource Room | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
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STUDENTS

52

ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPISTs TRAINED

24

DYSLEXIA SIMULATIONS

32

YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL MEETING SPACE

We have a new community room at the Center called the Learning Loft.  The room is located on the second floor in suite 201. This room is designed to hold professional development meetings, literacy & learning seminars, and workshops.  If you need a space for a few hours, or a few days, we offer flexible rental options.

Learning Loft | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

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

 

– Christopher Robin (A. A. Milne)

School Pencil | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

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.

M.S.

A Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction-Reading.

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 instruction plan for the remediation of dyslexia and related learning disorders.