TSRHC

Dyslexia

Dyslexia Therapist Training Program at TSRHC

The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders offers the Dyslexia Therapist Training Program for certified Texas public school teachers. This two-year comprehensive training is designed for teachers of students with dyslexia using proven intervention techniques and is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council.

Program Information

The program offers training in:

Candidates for the training must be employed by a Texas public school, hold a valid Texas teaching certificate and have written support of their school district.

Graduates of the Dyslexia Therapist Training Program are eligible to sit for The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education, Inc. certification exam at the therapy level. Twelve hours of graduate-level credit are offered through Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

First Year of Training

Academic Instruction

  • Identification and placement seminar held in April before Introductory Course
  • Introductory Course includes 16 days of class in the summer. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Introductory Seminars include four full-day seminars and one approved professional conference during the school year.

Clinical Training

  • Clinical practicum of 35 hours at TSRHC

Clinical Teaching

  • Five demonstration lessons with a local remedial class

Supervised Teaching

  • Implement and maintain remedial classes of dyslexia therapy using Take Flight with at least three groups (minimum of 45 minutes per group) during each school day.
    OR
  • Implement and maintain remedial classes of dyslexia therapy using Take Flight with at least three groups (minimum of 60 minutes per group) four days per week

Second Year of Training

Academic Instruction

  • Advanced Course includes five days in the summer. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Advanced Seminars include five full-day seminars and one approved professional conference during the school year.

Clinical Training

  • Clinical practicum of 35 hours at TSRHC

Clinical Teaching

  • Five demonstration lessons with a local remedial class

Supervised Teaching

  • Implement and maintain small remedial classes of dyslexia therapy using Take Flight with at least three groups (minimum of 45 minutes per group) during each school day.
    OR
  • Implement and maintain remedial classes of dyslexia therapy using Take Flight with at least three groups (minimum of 60 minutes per group) four days a week.

To request an application for therapist training:

Please send your name and home address, along with your school district name and address, to therapist.training@tsrh.org, or call (214) 559-7885 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7885.
**Applications are due in February of each year, and class size is limited to 15 people.