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Find more information about dyslexia and education from the links below.

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)

The Academic Language Therapy Association® (ALTA) is a non-profit national professional organization incorporated in 1986 for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and promoting standards of education, practice and professional conduct for Certified Academic Language Therapists. Academic Language Therapy is an educational, structured, comprehensive, phonetic, multisensory approach for the remediation of dyslexia and/or written-language disorders.


ALTA publishes a national registry of Certified Academic Language Therapists, a newsletter to keep members informed about the profession, and a scholarly journal to provide a forum for professional discussion and to disseminate timely information regarding the treatment of written-language disorders and the practice of academic language therapy. The Association maintains online help for information and therapist referrals and has developed achievement-motivating events for children with written-language disorders such as “Words of Winners”, a phonetic-based spelling bee. 


ALTA has established a Code of Ethics for therapists and publishes public information brochures regarding academic language therapy, the Association, and practices and protocols for therapists.

The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)

The mission of IMSLEC is to accredit quality training courses for the professional preparation of multisensory structured language education specialists.

The Purpose of IMSLEC is:

    • To advocate for high standards in the professional preparation of multisensory structured language education specialists — clinicians and teachers
    • To establish standards and criteria of excellence
    • To evaluate and accredit:
      • Comprehensive MSLE training courses offered by existing independent agencies and centers; and
      • MSLE courses offered by other already accredited institutions.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dyslexic individuals and the families who support them. Their website contains information on dyslexia, an online bookstore, and much more

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) team envisions a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.

 

NCLD connects parents and others with essential resources, provides educators with evidence-based tools and engages advocates in public policy initiatives.

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA’s website is for professionals (i.e. speech-language pathologists, audiologists) and students who are members of ASHA. It contains information about different language disabilities and a directory for you to find a professional within your state.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders provides a comprehensive definition of what dyslexia is as well as resources for parents and teachers.

Wrights Law

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

 

Begin your search in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. You will find thousands of articles, cases, and resources about dozens of topics.

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity strives to illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia and disseminate information, practical advice, and the latest research to transform the lives of people with dyslexia. Their website is a great resource.

The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy

The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy has offered intensive language and literacy intervention, evaluations, and consultations to clients of all ages and from all parts of the country.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Learning disabilities affect how a person reads, writes, speaks, and calculates. They are caused by differences in a person’s brain and include several disorders that affect the ability to learn. The NICHD is one of many NIH institutes and other federal agencies investigating the causes of these disabilities (including those that might be genetic and neurological), studying methods for evaluating children who may have the disabilities, and developing strategies to address these issues.