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Specialist Preparation

The Dyslexia Specialist Preparation Program has given me the roadmap, the compass, and the binoculars to guide a student on his journey and see clearly along the way.
Kathleen Ogilvie, DSPP Graduate, 2006

Neuhaus Tier III Program

IDA Accredited Program

Neuhaus Education Center's Tier III program provides extensive coursework and supervised practica leading to certification for teachers and therapists working with individuals with dyslexia and other related disorders. Basic Language Skills is the core curriculum of the program and is taught primarily through two comprehensive classes:

Basic Language Skills – Introductory Class includes 12 days of coursework* and supervised practica that includes monitoring of student progress and consultation with teachers. Successful completion of Level 1 of this program prepares individuals to become Dyslexia Practitioners.

Basic Language Skills – Advanced Class includes 11 days of coursework* and additional supervised practica that continues monitoring of student progress and consultation with teachers. Successful completion of Level 2 of this program prepares individuals to become either Reading Therapists or Dyslexia Therapists.

The Neuhaus Tier III program is recognized by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), meets requirements for Texas licensure, and meets criteria for membership in the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).

*Prerequisites apply.

Level 1 & 2 Requirements - Chart Format (PDF)

 

Neuhaus Preparation Program, Level 1

Level 1 - Dyslexia Practitioner

Successful completion of the first 60 hours of Basic Language Skills – Introductory Class allows individuals provisional acceptance into Neuhaus Education Center's Preparation Program, Level 1.

Upon completion of Preparation Program, Level 1, an individual is eligible to sit for the Alliance Registration Exam at the teacher level. Passage of this exam qualifies the individual for membership in the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) at the Associate Teaching Level, and the individual is eligible to apply to the State of Texas for licensure as a Dyslexia Practitioner (LDP).

Dyslexia Practitioners must work under supervision.

All Level 1 fulfilled requirements are transferrable to the Level 2 Preparation Program.

Requirements for the Neuhaus Preparation Program, Level 1

 

Neuhaus Preparation Program, Level 2

Basic Language Skills – Advanced Class includes 11 days of coursework* and supervised practica that continues monitoring of student progress and consultation with teachers. Successful completion of Level 2 of this program prepares individuals to become either Reading Therapists or Dyslexia Therapists.

*Prerequisites apply.

Level 2-A – Reading Therapist

Successful completion of the first 60 hours of Basic Language Skills – Advanced Class allows individuals with a bachelor’s degree provisional acceptance into Neuhaus Education Center’s Preparation Program, Level 2-A, Reading Therapist.

Upon completion of Preparation Program, Level 2-A, an individual is eligible to sit for the Alliance Registration Exam at the therapy level. Passage of this exam qualifies the individual for membership in the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT). The individual is eligible to apply for licensure as a Dyslexia Practitioner (LDP).

Dyslexia Practitioners must work under supervision.

Neuhaus Education Center will only refer students to individuals pursuing, or those who have completed, the Level 2-B Preparation Program, to become a Dyslexia Therapist, described below.

Level 2-B – Dyslexia Therapist

Successful completion of the first 60 hours of Basic Language Skills – Advanced Class allows individuals with a post-graduate degree provisional acceptance into Neuhaus Education Center’s Preparation Program, Level 2-B, Dyslexia Therapist.

Upon completion of Preparation Program, Level 2-B, Dyslexia Therapist, an individual is eligible to sit for the Alliance Registration Exam at the therapy level. Passage of this exam qualifies the individual for membership in the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), and the individual is eligible to apply to the State of Texas for licensure as a Dyslexia Therapist (LDT).

Neuhaus Education Center will only refer students to individuals pursuing, or those who have completed, the Level 2-B Preparation Program, to become a Dyslexia Therapist.

Requirements for the Neuhaus Preparation Program, Level 2

 

Basic Language Skills Orientation

Interested in the Preparation Program?  Watch the Basic Language Skills Orientation and listen to Elisa Barnes and Rai Thompson describe Basic Language Skills and the Preparation Program!