CLLC Welcomes Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed. D.


Due to overflow, the location on the Colorado College campus has been moved to the Gaylord Room in the Worner Center, northeast corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Parking on campus is open. A one-hour lunch break will be taken from 12 – 1.

On Friday, March 13th, CLLC and Colorado College welcome Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed. D., CCC/SLP, CALT-QI, one of the country’s foremost authorities in English Language Learners. Cardenas-Hagan will discuss the many variables that must be considered when determining if a student demonstrates adequate language skills or a learning disability. A significant challenge for educators is determining whether English language learners demonstrate typical second language acquisition or a language learning disability. Learn a collaborative and comprehensive diagnostic approach for this population of students. Understand the cross-linguistic and cross-cultural factors for assessment and effective treatment of English language learners. Evidence-based language and reading intervention strategies will be introduced and modeled.



“What is the appropriate reading instruction for a child with dyslexia?”

Colorado Celebrates Graduates

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The Colorado Literacy and Learning Center celebrated graduates of its Literacy Intervention Specialist Program (LISP) with a Summer Celebration on July 11th following the Alliance Exam. CLLC began the training program in summer, 2007, and since that time has had over 80 individuals successfully pass the Alliance Exam, joining the Academic Language Therapy Association at both the Practitioner and Therapist Levels. In a partnership program with Colorado College, fifteen of these individuals have applied the training towards a Master of Arts in Teaching – Literacy Intervention Specialist Degree. This past spring, the Colorado Department of Education approved Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist Endorsements for LISP. Offered in Colorado Springs and Denver, CLLC plans to expand to the Central and Western slopes of Colorado in 2015. CLLC is accredited by IMSLEC at both the Teaching and Therapy Levels.



The Colorado Literacy and Learning Center has received therapy level accreditation from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.

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