Resource List


Multisensory Structured Language Teaching


MSLE Teacher Training Programs and Accrediting Organizations

Accrediting Organizations

The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education
(sponsored by The International Dyslexia Association [IDA])
8600 LaSalle Road
Chester Building
Suite 382
Baltimore, MD 21286
800-ABC-D123
E-mail: alliance@interdys.org

The Alliance is composed of three organizations involved in the accrediting (of programs) and/or certifying (of individuals). These organizations are the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), the Academic Language Therapy Association Centers Council (ALTA CC), and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) sponsors the combined efforts of these organizations.

Accrediting and Certifying Organizations

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) [Certification]
13140 Coit Road
Suite 320, LB 120
Dallas, TX 75240
972-233-9107 x204
E-mail: ALTAadmin@ALTAread.org

Academic Language Therapy Association Centers Council (ALTA CC) [Accreditation]
Nancy Coffman
c/o Shelton School
15720 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, TX 75248
972-774-1772
E-mail: ncoffman@shelton.org

International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) [Accreditation]
Joyce Pickering
c/o Shelton School
15720 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, TX 75248
972-774-1772
E-mail: jpickering@shelton.org

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators [Accreditation/Certification]
East Main Street
Post Office Box 234
Amenia, NY 12501
845-373-8919
Website: ortonacademy.org
Email: info@ortonacademy.org

ALTA CC Accredited Centers

Centers for Youth and Families
Post Office Box 251970
Little Rock, AR 72225-1970
Director: Stacey Mahurin
501-666-8686

Katheryne Payne Education Center
3240 West Britton Road
Suite 104
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Director: Janet Riggan
405-755-4205
E-mail: info@payneeducationcenter.org

Literacy Education & Academic Development (LEAD)
Post Office Box 262
Argyle, TX 76226
Director: Valerie G. Tucker
940-464-3752
E-mail: lead1234@gte.net

Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico
6344 Buenos Aires NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Director: Sandra Dillon
505-898-7500
E-mail: sandradillon@msn.com

Neuhaus Education Center
4433 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401-3233
Director: Kay A. Allen
713-664-7676
E-mail: kayallen@neuhaus.org

The Scottish Rite Learning Center of Austin
508 West 14th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Director: Pat Sekel
512-472-1231
E-mail: psekel@austin.rr.com

The Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas
602 Avenue Q
Post Office Box 10135
Lubbock, TX 79408
Director: Doris Haney
806-765-9150
E-mail: lubsrite@door.net

Southern Methodist University Learning Therapy Program
Southern Methodist University
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Building 4
Suite 108
Plano, TX 75024
Director: Kay Vickery
214-768-7323
E-mail: learning.therapy@smu.edu

Southwest Multisensory Training Center
600 South Jupiter
Allen, TX 75002-4065
Director: Beverly Dooley
972-359-6646
E-mail: bevdool@aol.com

Stratford Friends School Multisensory Teacher Training Program
5 Llandillo Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Director: Sandra Howze
610-446-3144

Teachers College, Columbia University
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
Post Office Box 31
New York, NY 10027
Director: Mary Hercus-Rowe
212-678-3080
E-mail: mcr30@columbia.edu

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Lucius Waites Child Development Center
2222 Wellborn Street
Dallas, TX 75219
Director: Karen Avrit
214-559-7885
E-mail: kavrit@tsrh.org

IMSLEC Accredited Centers

The Association Method
University of Southern Mississippi
DuBard School for Language Disorders
USM Box 10035
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0035
601-266-5223
E-mail: maureen.martin@usm.edu
Director: Maureen K. Martin, Ph.D.

Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center
Expert Training Systems
1123 Nelson Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Director: Claire Nissenbaum
301-762-2414
E-mail: cnissen@aol.com

Basic Language Skills
Scottish Rite Learning Center of Austin
207 West 18th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Director: Pat Sekel
512-472-1231
E-mail: psekel@austin.rr.com

Dyslexia Therapist Training Course
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Luke Waites Child Development Center
2222 Wellborn Street
Dallas, TX 75219
Director: Karen Avrit
214-559-7885
E-mail: kavrit@tsrh.org

Greenhills School
Box 15392 Ardmore Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27113
Director: Marjory Roth
336-924-4908
E-mail: greenhills@alltel.net

Greenwood Institute Training Program
The Greenwood Institute for Learning Disabilities
14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
Director: Mike Minsky
802-387-4545

The Hill Center Professional Education Programs
The Hill Center
3200 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705-6008
Director: Jean Neville
919-489-7464
E-mail: smaskel@da.org

Language Training Course—Orton Gillingham
Massachusetts General Hospital
Language Disorders Unit
WANG ACC Building
#737
Boston, MA 02114
Director: Phyllis Meisel
617-726-2764
E-mail: meiselp@aol.com

Literacy Education & Academic Development (LEAD)
Post Office Box 262
Argyle, TX 76226
Director: Valerie G. Tucker
940-464-3752
E-mail: lead1234@gte.net

Multisensory Integrated Reading & Composition
Southwest Academy
600 South Jupiter Road
Allen, TX 75002-4065
Director: Beverly Dooley
972-359-6646
E-mail: BevDool@aol.com

Multisensory Language Training of New Mexico
Multisensory Language Training
6344 Buenos Aires N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Director: Sandra Dillon
505-898-7500
E-mail: SandraDillon@msn.com

Neuhaus Education Center Dyslexia Specialist Program
Neuhaus Education Center
4433 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401-3233
Director: Kay A. Allen
713-664-7676
E-mail: kallen@neuhaus.org

Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Training Course
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, T-RH5-02
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Director: Mary L. Farrell
201-692-2816
E-mail: farrell@fdu.edu

Orton Multisensory Structured Language Teacher Training Program
Greenhills School
Box 15392, Ardmore Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27113
Director: Marjory J. Roth
336-924-4908
E-mail: troth@nr.infi.net

Payne Education Center Therapist Training Course
Kathryne Payne Education Center
3240 West Britton Road
Suite 104
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Director: Janet Riggan
405-755-4205
E-mail: mary@payneeducationcenter.org

Phonics First
Reading & Language Arts Center
36700 Woodward Avenue
#20
Bloomfield, MI 48340
248-645-9690

Reading ASSIST MSL Professional Course
Reading ASSIST Institute
100 West 10th Street
Suite 910
Wilmington, DE 19801
Director: Rebecca Combs
302-425-4080
E-mail: readinfo@readingassist.org

Shedd MSL Training Course
Shedd Academy
401 South 7th Street
Post Office Box 493
Mayfield, KY 42066
Director: Paul Thompson
207-247-8007
E-mail: thompsonp55@hotmail.com

Shelton MSL Training Course
Shelton School and Evaluation Center
15720 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, TX 75248
Director: Joyce S. Pickering
972-774-1772
E-mail: jpickering@shelton.org

Simultaneous Multisensory Institute of Language Arts
Binghampton Fellowship Foundation
2679 Kingham Drive
Memphis, TN 38119
Director: Rosemary Williams
901-754-1441
E-mail: rwilliams@bodineschool.org

SLANT System for Structured Language Training
Geller Educational Resources
2772 Whispering Oaks Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Director: Marsha A. Geller
847-821-9609
E-mail: gellereducational@yahoo.com

Slingerland Multisensory Approach for Language Arts
Slingerland Institute for Literacy
411 108th Avenue, N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
Director: Susan Heinz, Ph.D.
425-453-1190
E-mail: mail@slingerland.org

Southern Methodist University Learning Therapy Program
Southern Methodist University
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Building 4
Suite 108
Plano, TX 75024
Director: Kay Vickery
214-768-7323
E-mail: learning.therapy@smu.edu

Southwest Multisensory Training Center
600 South Jupiter
Allen, TX 75002-4065
Director: Beverly Dooley
972-359-6646
E-mail: bevdool@aol.com

The Spalding Method
Spalding Education International
2814 West Bell Road
Suite 1405
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Director: Carol Wile
602-866-7801
E-mail: mnorth@spalding.org

SSMALD Training Course, The Hardman Technique
Hardman & Associates
5746 Centerville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Director: Patricia Hardman, Ph.D.
850-893-2216
E-mail: dri@talstar.com

Starting Over
317 West 89th Street
#9E
New York, NY 10024
Director: Joan Knight
212-769-2760
E-mail: kni.educ@att.net

Stratford Friends School Multisensory Reading Instruction
Stratford Friends School
5 Llandillo Road
Havertown, PA 19082
Director: Sandra Howze
610-446-3144
E-mail: showze@stratfordfriends.org

Structured Language Arts Teacher Education Program
Dyslexia Association of Greater Baton Rouge/Brighton Academy
3488 Partridge Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Director: Sophie C. Gibson
225-926-2844
E-mail: sgibson@brighton-academy.org

32 Masonic Orton Gillingham Training Program
32 Masonic Learning Centers for Children
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-8515
E-mail: info@childrenslearningcenters.org

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators Accredited Training Sites

ASSETS School
One Ohana Nui Way
Honolulu, HI 96818
Contact: Ronald Yoshimoto
808-423-1356

Camperdown Academy
501 Howell Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Contact: Pat Porter
864-244-8899
E-mail: camperdn@bellsouth.net

Commonwealth Learning Center
123 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02484-3005
Contact: Mary Briggs
781-444-5193
E-mail: lisambrooks@commlearn.com

The Garside Institute for Teacher Training at the Carroll School
Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Contact: Louise Freese
781-259-8342

Kildonan School
425 Morse Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501
845-373-8111
Website: www.kildonan.org
Email: admissions@kildonan.org

Pine Ridge School
1075 Williston Road
Williston, VT 05495
Contacts: Jean Foss and Wendy Sweeney
802-434-2161
E-mail: jfoss@pineridgeschool.com

The Reading Center
847 5th Street, N.W.
Rochester, MN 55901
Contact: Jean Osman
507-288-5271

Riverside School
2110 McRae Road
Richmond, VA 23235
Contact: Ruth Harris
804-320-3465

Sandhills School
1500 Hallbrook Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
Contact: Anne Vickers
803-695-1400

Schenck School
282 Mount Paran Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Contacts: Eugenia Calloway and Rosalie Davis
404-252-2591

Other MSLE Training Programs

The Stern Center
135 Allen Brook Lane
Williston, VT 05495-9209
800-544-4863
E-mail: educator@sterncenter.org

Wilson Language Training
175 West Main Street
Millbury, MA 01527
800-899-8454 (ordering materials)
800-899-5699 (training information)



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