Dyslexia Therapy Certification (DTC)

Formerly titled Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program (LISCP)

The Dyslexia Therapy Certification (DTC) program is an intensive training program for individuals seeking to learn the most effective, research-based strategies of remediation in reading and written language skills. DTCP provides a two-year, in-depth training for teachers and therapists working with individuals with literacy challenges, with a focus on dyslexia and related disorders. 

 

DTC is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).  Individuals completing coursework and sufficient teaching hours and observations may be approved to register and sit for the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Competency exam. Upon completion of classroom instruction, demonstration lessons supervised clinical experience, and successful completion of the Competency exam, an individual may earn professional membership status as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) or, after sufficient clinical teaching hours, a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).

Coursework includes instruction in Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, an Orton-Gillingham research-based and validated curriculum from the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  A READ Act approved curriculum, trainees will gain understanding in:

  • Structures of written English based upon the science of literacy and linguistics

  • Instructional strategies and methods (simultaneous, multisensory, systematic, cumulative, direct instruction, diagnostic teaching, synthetic, and analytic instruction)

  • Progress monitoring for accuracy and fluency

  • Dyslexia, related written-language disorders, and identification of specific learning differences

  • Graduate credit is available for coursework in all locations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​DTC Enrollment Requirements

A bachelor’s degree, letter of intent, two letters of recommendation, and attendance at an informational session are required to enroll.

DTC Informational Sessions
Before enrolling, all interested teachers must attend an informational session. The session will detail the Dyslexia Therapy Program
’s curriculum and course requirements as well as national certification eligibility from ALTA once the course is completed.

Highlands Ranch Cohort 2021

Year One:

Science of Reading and Linguistics: June 24, 2021-July 2, 2021

Introduction to Reading Intervention: July 6-9, 2021 and July 12-15, 2021

Literacy Seminar 1 and Literacy Practicum 1:

This is comprised pf observed instruction throughout the 2021- 2022 school year and includes 5 Saturday Seminars (dates TBD), from 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Completion of Year One leads to ALTA certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) pending passing score with ALTA Competency Exam and completion of all Year One requirements.

Year Two:

Advanced Literacy Intervention: July 26-30, 2021

Literacy Seminar 2 and Literacy Practicum 2:

This is comprised pf observed instruction throughout the 2021- 2022 school year and includes 5 Saturday Seminars (dates TBD), from 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Completion of Year Two leads to ALTA certification as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) pending passing score with ALTA Competency Exam and the completion of all Year Two requirements.

Important Due Dates:​
  • Deposit: April 30, 2021

  • Balance: May 28, 2021

Sign Up for a Virtual Info Session:

Please email info@literacynow.org to sign up for the date of your choosing.

  • February 18, 2021 from 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • March 4, 2021 from 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • April 15, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm

Colorado College Cohort 2021

Year One:

Science of Reading and Linguistics: June 7-15, 2021

Introduction to Reading Intervention: June 16-25, 2021 

  • Plus an additional five Saturday seminars throughout the 2021 - 2022 school year, from 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Completion of Year One leads to ALTA certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) pending passing score with ALTA National Exam

Year Two:

Advanced Literacy Intervention: July 12-16, 2021​

Administering and Interpreting Academic Assessments: July 19-23, 2021

  • Completion of Year Two leads to ALTA certification as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) pending passing score with ALTA National Exam

Sign Up for a Virtual Info Session:

Click a date below to sign up.

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