ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPIST TRAINING

TAKE FLIGHT: A COMPREHENSIVE INTERVENTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

Presented by

MCA’s Multisensory Teacher Training Center Qualified Instructor

 

Hosted by

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.

 

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.

Academic Language Therapist Training | The Written Word
Take Flight | The Written Word

THEY SAY

MCA- MULTISENSORY TEACHER TRAINING CENTER:

  • 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.

TAKE FLIGHT: A COMPREHENSIVE INTERVENTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

INTRODUCTORY & ADVANCED TRAINING COURSES

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

 *NEW INTRODUCTORY COURSE, 2019-2020*

Registration opens May 1, 2019

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.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE I

(2018 – 2019)

DATES

  • May 16-19, 2018 (Wednesday through Saturday)
    Classes meet 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • May 23-26, 2018 (Wednesday through Saturday)
    Classes meet 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5 workshops throughout the following year

  • September 7, 2018 (Friday)
  • October 5, 2018 (Friday)
  • November 30, 2018 (Friday)
  • February 9, 2019 (Saturday)
  • April 5, 2019 (Friday)
    Workshops meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2018

INTRODUCTORY COURSE II

(2018 – 2019)

DATES

  • June 4-8, 2018 (Monday through Friday)
    Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • June 11-15, 2018 (Monday through Friday)
    Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5 workshops throughout the following year

  • September 27 and 28, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
  • November 15 and 16, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
  • January 25, 2019 (Friday)
    Workshops meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2018

ADVANCED COURSE

(2018 – 2019)

DATES

  • July 16-20 (Monday through Friday)
    Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
  • July 23-27 (Monday through Friday)
    Classes meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5 workshops throughout the following year

  • September 8, 2018 (Saturday)
  • October 6, 2018 (Saturday)
  • December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
  • February 8, 2019 (Friday)
  • April 6, 2019 (Saturday)
    Workshops meet 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2018

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

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Pam Bazis - M. S. Ed., LDT, CALT-QI
Pam Bazis - M. S. Ed., LDT, CALT-QI
Tara Chapman - M. Ed., AMS/EL,
CDT, LDT, CALT, QI in Training
Tara Chapman - M. Ed., AMS/EL, CDT, LDT, CALT, QI in Training
Noel Leif - CALT, ICALP
Noel Leif - CALT, ICALP

STEP BY STEP: GETTING STARTED

Interested in Academic Language Therapist / Practitioner 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 Additional Information and Questions