ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (DYSLEXIA) THERAPIST TRAINING

Presented by

MCA’s Multisensory Teacher Training Center Qualified Instructor

 

Training Location

The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100

Wheaton, IL 60187

Academic Language Therapist Training | Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

MCA-MTT (McKinney Christian Academy’s Multisensory Teacher Training) Center instructors offer teachers, parents, and administrators an opportunity to train in multisensory teaching, discovery, and mastery techniques to support students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences.

 

Trainees will learn to implement an Orton-Gillingham based multisensory language therapy program called Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia. The Take Flight curriculum is written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.  Take Flight is a curriculum that is evidence-based and backed by research, read Research Summary.

 

See “Top Reason To Train” and join the movement! Take Flight training is currently offered at independent training centers in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Children in public and private school settings all over the United States are benefitting from instruction in Take Flight.

**** NEW COURSE SCHEDULE ****

DYSLEXIA THERAPIST SUMMER TRAINING

2020-2021

[ Training will be held at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning 319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100 in Downtown Wheaton, Illinois. ]

 INTRODUCTORY COURSE I

“New Trainees – Name TBD”

(2020-2021)

 

 

DATES

  • June 15-19, 2020 (Monday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

  • June 22-26, 2020 (Monday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

  • Workshops:  10/2/20, 11/7/20, 1/22/21, 2/27/21, 4/23/21

 

[ Registration is Now Open ]

 ADVANCED COURSE I

“Fantastic Four”

(2020-2021)

 

 

DATES

  • July 20-24, 2020 (Monday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

  • July 27-31, 2020 (Tuesday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

  • Workshops:  10/3/20, 11/6/20, 1/23/21, 2/26/21, 4/24/21

 

[ Registration is Now Open ]

FOR QUESTIONS AND TO REGISTER

PLEASE SUBMIT FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

FOR AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE

  • 2 weeks of training
  • 5 workshops
  • 100 introductory course contact hours
  • 5 demonstration lessons
  • Practicum hours with student(s) which includes 700 contact hours over two years of training.
  • Additional assignments, book reports, and article summaries

 

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

FOR AN ADVANCED COURSE

  • Successful completion of the Introductory Course
  • 2 weeks of training
  • 5 workshops throughout the following year
  • Continuation of practicum hours with student(s)
  • 120 advanced course contact hours
  • Additional assignments, book reports, and article summaries
  • Final group project
  • Final paper

APPLICANT REQUIRMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree-official copy of a transcript is required
  • 3 References
  • Application for Introductory Course
  • A passion for working with children

TRAINING FEES

  • Introductory Course cost is $3,700*, and includes all Take Flight curriculum materials.
  • Advanced Course is $2,300*, and includes all Take Flight curriculum materials

*costs are subject to change

Academic Language Therapist Training | Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
Academic Language Therapist Training | Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
Academic Language Therapist Training | Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

THEY SAY

MCA- MULTISENSORY TEACHER TRAINING CENTER

MCKINNEY, TX

  • Accredited by IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) to train qualified applicants at the teaching and therapy level standards.
  • An independent teacher training program accredited by IDA (International Dyslexia Association).
  • Approved by TSRHC (Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children) to offer training in Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.
  • Certification Opportunity-Enables teachers and therapists to become certified through ALTA (Academic Language Therapy Association).
  • Opportunity for Graduate Level Credit:  Master of Education degree in Special Education-Specializing in Dyslexia through Midwestern State University, TX.
McKinney Christian Academy’s Multisensory Teacher Training

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Tara Chapman | The Written Word Dyslexia and Learning
Tara J. Chapman - Co-Founder, M.S., AMS/EL, LDT, CALT-QI

Tara has been teaching students in both public and private settings for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction-Reading, and an American Montessori Society Elementary I Credential.

 

Tara is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT), and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT). Currently, Tara earned her Qualified Instructor (QI) professional credentials at McKinney Christian Academy’s Multisensory Teacher Training Center in Texas.

2019-2020 COURSES

 INTRODUCTORY COURSE I

“Fantastic Four”

(2019-2020)

 

DATES

  • July 15-19, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • July 22-26, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Workshops:  10/5/19, 11/2/19, 1/11/20, 2/1/20, 4/18/20

 

[ Course is Full and Registration is Closed ]

 ADVANCED COURSE I

“Wheaton Warriors”

(2019-2020)

 

DATES

  • May 20-25, 2019 (Monday through Saturday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • May 28-31, 2019 (Tuesday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Workshops:  10/4/19, 11/1/19, 1/10/20, 2/7/20, 5/8/20

 

Save the Date

  • Alliance Exam Review Course for CALT Cerification
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

[ Course is Full and Registration is Closed ]

 ADVANCED COURSE II

“Plainfield Pilots”

(2019-2020)

 

DATES

  • June 3-7, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • June 10-14, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Workshops:  9/27/19, 11/15/19, 1/24/20, 2/21/20, 4/17/20

 

Save the Date

  • Alliance Exam Review Course for CALT Cerification
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

[ Course is Full and Registration is Closed ]

Academic Language Therapist Training | Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
Academic Language Therapist Training | Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
Academic Language Therapist Training | Take Flight | The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

STEP BY STEP: GETTING STARTED

Interested in Academic Language (Dyslexia) Therapist Training? This is how you get started.

  • STEP 1: COMPLETE OUR APPLICATION

    Submit your application for the Introductory Course

  • STEP 2: PROVIDE LETTERS OF REFERENCE

    Submit 3 completed reference forms

  • STEP 3: SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS

    Submit an official copy of your college transcript(s)

  • STEP 4: CONFIRMATION & PAYMENT

    You will receive confirmation of your acceptance into the training program via email with instructions on how to pay the training fees.

For Questions and to Register