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Dyslexia Therapist Training Center

Interested in being a Certified Academic Language Therapist?

 

Lovejoy ISD is pleased to offer a dyslexia therapist training program using Take Flight. Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Center for Dyslexia at Scottish Rite Hospital intended for individuals who have already completed a 4-year degree and are interested in being a Certified Academic Language Therapist.

 

Qualifications for Acceptance:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (official transcript is required)
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • Administrator Agreement Form
    • Application with Essay 
    • Admission Interview

 

Completion Requirements for Introductory Course:

    • 12 days of training in June
    • 6  seminar days throughout the school year
    • 5 demonstration videos
    • Additional assignments, book reports, and article summaries
    • At least 350 contact practicum hours with students

 

Completion Requirements for Advanced Course:

    • 8 days training in June
    • 5 seminar days throughout the school year
    • 5 demonstration videos
    • Additional assignments, book reports, and article summaries
    • Continuation of contact practicum hours with students  ( 700 required total)

 

Program Overview: 

  • Dyslexia Therapist Training is a two-year program.
  • Successful completion of the program qualifies trainees to take the ALTA Exam to become a CALT ( Certified Academic Language Therapist) 
  • Class size will be limited to 15 trainees
  • Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2021

 

Intro. Course Summer 2021: 

  • Introduction Course Dates: June 14- 17, July 6-9, & July 12-15
  • From 8:00 to 4:00 and 6 seminar days throughout the school year

 

Advanced  Course Summer 2021: ( Completion of Intro. Course required)

  • Advanced Course Dates: June 1-4 & June 7-10  from 8:00 to 4:00 and 6 seminar days throughout the school year
  • Graduation will be held in May 2022 

 

Fees:

  • First Year Introductory Course: $3,000 (includes all Texas Scottish Rite Take Flight curriculum materials for the first year)
  • Second Year Advanced Course: $2,000 (includes all Texas Scottish Rite Take Flight curriculum materials for the second year) 

            ***Additional materials and resources will be required.

 

Individuals can pay via check made payable to Lovejoy ISD and send to Lovejoy ISD, Attn: Sancy Fuller, 259 Country Club Rd., Allen, TX 75002 or using a credit card via RevTrak by clicking here. Please note there is a 4.16% fee for the use of the RevTrak service.

 

Location

  • Sessions will be held in Lovejoy ISD at Puster Elementary, 856 Stoddard Road, Fairview, TX 75069.

 

Instructors:

 

Susie Powell, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QI   

Susie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History from Texas A & M University and a Masters of  Education with an emphasis on dyslexia therapy from Southern Methodist University. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT).  Susie earned her Qualified Instructor (QI) credentials at Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas, Texas in May 2020. susan_powell@lovejoyisd.net

 

Heather Fisher, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QIT 

Heather holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Dallas Baptist University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.  She holds teaching certifications in the areas of General Education (EC- 6), Special Education (EC-12), and English as a Second Language (EC- 12), as well as Principal Certification (EC - 12).  Heather is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT). Currently, Heather is earning her Qualified Instructor (QI) credentials at  Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas, Texas. heather_fisher@lovejoyisd.net

 

 
Please send the completed application with all application materials to dyslexiatherapisttraining@lovejoyisd.net