Members of the Academic Language Therapy Association have advanced specialized training in the science of reading, effectively teaching reading, writing, and study skills to learners with the broadest range of dyslexia, and related learning challenges.
The Academic Language Therapy Association is the professional certifying organization for those trained in the Orton-Gillingham based Multisensory Structured Language Education and Therapy.
Certified Academic Language Therapists provide the diagnostic and prescriptive application of Multisensory Structured Language to mitigate or remediate written-language disorders, including dyslexia.
Clinically Diagnostic and Prescriptive:
Certified Academic Language Therapists review comprehensive evaluation reports and academic samples, then administer academic skills assessments for baseline documentation. Throughout therapy sessions, student performance informs diagnostic and prescriptive intervention to create a high level of accuracy, fluency, and understanding for independence in written language skills.
Skilled in Multisensory Structured Language
Certified Academic Language Therapists integrate visual, auditory, and motor processing with explicit understanding of the structure of the English language, which provides a solid foundation in written language skills.
Certified Academic Language Therapists provide expert, skilled one-to-one or small-group intervention, with high frequency over a sustained period of time, which links explicit understanding, repeated practice and performance to develop accurate and fluent reading with comprehension.
Certified Academic Language Therapists enable explicit understanding and application of the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and orthography), to create the foundation for age-appropriate oral and written language, including reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension, spelling, and written expression.