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Key Dyslexia
Therapy Training

The Key Dyslexia Therapy Training Program offers comprehensive teacher/practitioner and therapy-level training designed to prepare educators to become Academic Language Therapists (ALT) who will provide specially designed instruction to students who have a language-based learning difference such as dyslexia, or a related written language disorder. ALT candidates will become proficient in creating and delivering multisensory structured language interventions utilizing diagnostic and prescriptive instructional techniques.

To learn more about the Key Dyslexia Therapy Training Program, email us at training@ksfw.org.

Introductory Two-Week Classes

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Key Dyslexia Therapy Training Information Sessions

Information sessions to learn more about becoming an Academic Language  Therapist through the Key Dyslexia Therapy Training Program are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Sessions are held virtually and are free to attend.

Personalized information sessions are also available. Request a more convenient time at the link below.

To learn more about the Key Dyslexia Therapy Training Program, email us at training@ksfw.org.

Program Overview

Teaching/Practitioner Level

  • Master’s degree in education or a related field (Bachelor’s degree candidates may be considered)
  • Attendance at two-week course and four follow-up seminars
  • Meet curriculum competency standards (five demonstration lessons, book reports, article reviews, case study)
  • Daily teaching of student(s) or group(s) – 4 days per wk/45 min. (Teaching/Practitioner Level requires minimum of 100 teaching hours)
  • Exit exam

Therapy Level

  • Successful completion of Teaching/Practitioner Level
  • Attendance at two-week course and four follow-up seminars
  • Meet curriculum competency standards (five demonstration lessons, book reports, article reviews, case study)
  • Daily teaching of student(s) or group(s) – 4 days per wk/45 min. (Therapy Level requires minimum of 700 teaching hours)
  • Practicum project
  • Exit exam

The Key Dyslexia Therapy Program abides by the exemplary standards established by the International Multi-sensory Structured Education Council (IMSLEC), the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

What is Academic Language Therapy?

Academic Language Therapy is the diagnostic and prescriptive application of Multisensory Structured Language to mitigate or remediate written-language disorders, including dyslexia.

Academic Language Therapy Association® (ALTA)

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Academic language means that instruction offered to individuals is educational and emphasizes the teaching of reading, spelling, handwriting, and written expression. Therapy indicates that the instruction is intensive and therapeutic rather than tutorial. Students receiving academic language therapy are taught the structure of the English language from its simplest to its most complex form. Multisensory Structured Language (terms which are often used interchangeably) includes the teaching of phonology, phonics, orthography, morphology-etymology, semantics and syntax. These components are taught through an explicit, systematic, sequential, cumulative and repetitive manner.