Multisensory Literacy Instruction - This course is an introduction to the science of reading and literacy instruction using Nuehaus Eduaction Center's Multisensory Reading and Spelling curriculum.  The course is designed to enhance teaching abilities of those working with struggling readers who require purposeful intervention. Topics covered include an overview of oral language, phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, spelling, fluency, comprehension, history of the language, dyslexia, and components of effective instruction.
This training meets national certification requirements of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) ( at the Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) level as well as the  International Dyslexia Association’s  (IDA) ( Knowledge and Practice Standards for teachers of reading.


1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

2. Letter of intent. 

3. Two letters of recommendation.

4. Participation in an information session.

2018 Dates to be determined.  Contact

2017 Dates have passed: 

  • Saturdays 9:00 – 4:00: March 11, April 8, May 13

  • Tuesday evenings 5:00-8:00: Mar. 14, 21, Apr. 18, June 13, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 12, Oct. 10

  • Exam prep class: January 6 (optional)

  • Alliance Exam to be scheduled in January (for trainees who have completed all course requirements)

Course Requirements*: 

1. 45 instructional hours and competent completion of all assignments

2. A minimum of 60 clinical/ teaching hours with documentation of hours

3. A minimum of 5 demonstrations, 

4. Completion of 10 CEUs (1 CEU = 1 hour at an approved ALTA event) per year. 

5. All course requirements must be completed and submitted prior to Alliance Exam  

Multisensory Literacy Instruction

Greenwood Village

(720) 577-5151

Colorado Springs

(719) 227-0026(720) 577-5151