ALTA is an international professional certifying organization dedicated to the remediation of written language skills. ALTA certifies individuals trained in the remediation of written language skills. ALTA requires that members meet specific standards, maintain CEUs, and follow the organization’s Code of Ethics.
The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)‘s mission 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.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.
The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families and service providers in Indiana the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.
The 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.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (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.
The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children provides a comprehensive definition of what dyslexia is as well as resources for parents and teachers.
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.
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 at University of Michigan has offered intensive language and literacy intervention, evaluations, and consultations to clients of all ages and from all parts of the country.
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.
Learning Ally is a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed in education.
The Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia is one of MTSU’s research centers. The center actively conducts research and supports the translation of research to practice. It is a model for interdisciplinary research dedicated to unraveling the puzzle of dyslexia and reading struggles that impact far too many individuals across Tennessee and our nation. The Center translates research to practice through the organization and delivery of professional services to students with dyslexia, to psychologists and teachers who identify and instruct them, and to schools that must orchestrate a broad range of factors that will enable these students to achieve their potential.