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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.
    • Introduction Course dates: June 1- June 18, 2020  Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 and 6 seminar days throughout the school year
    • Advanced Course dates: June 1-June 4, 2021 and June 7-June 10, 2021  from 8:00 to 4:00 and 5 seminar days throughout the school year
    • Graduation will be held in May, 2022. 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 March 20, 2020

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

Instructors:

Susie Powell, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QIT   

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). Currently, Susie will earn her Qualified Instructor (QI) credentials at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital 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 is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT). Currently, Heather is earning her Qualified Instructor (QI) credentials at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texasheather_fisher@lovejoyisd.net

 

 

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