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Graduate Level
Therapist Training

Education Reimagined

The Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas offers a dyslexia therapist training course which provides an opportunity for teachers to learn a curriculum and strategies that are recognized as being effective for teaching students with dyslexia. Course content and techniques are based on the original Orton-Gillingham model with additions and refinements developed in the Language Laboratory of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

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IMSLEC Accredited

Dyslexia Therapist Training

The Scottish Rite Learning Center’s graduate level therapist training program offers training for teachers of students with dyslexia. The program includes academic instruction, supervised teaching, on-site observations, and demonstration of teaching competency in the curriculum. Teachers completing the multisensory structured language education training course graduate as dyslexia therapists. 

Requirements

• Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and a current teaching certificate to be eligible for training.

• Teachers who plan on using the program in their classroom should have the approval and support of their school administration.

Necessary Documents

• The application form

• The $50.00 deposit, which is applicable to the first year’s tuition

• A copy of your college transcript

• A copy of your teaching certificate

• The Compliance Agreement signed by your Principal

• A current photo

Step One

First Year Course Work

• Introductory Course (105 hours), 3 weeks in June, M – F, 8:00-4:00
• Four Introductory Seminars and the Lecture Series
• Teaching the curriculum in therapy situations to either an individual and/or small groups
• Minimum of five demonstration lessons

Step Two

Second Year Course Work

• Advanced Course (70 hours), 2 weeks in June; M-F, 8:00-4:00
• Three Advanced Seminars and the Lecture Series
• Continuation of teaching the curriculum in therapy situations to either an individual and/or small groups
• Minimum of five demonstration lessons

Available Scholarships for Therapist Training

Partial scholarships are available to public school applicants. To request financial assistance, send a letter stating the reason for your request to Toni Parrish, Associate Director of Therapist Training, Lubbock Campus or June Hoffman, Associate Director of Therapist Training, Amarillo Campus. You may attach the letter to your application.

ALL APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 15, 2020

To apply for therapist training, complete and return the following through e-mail or mail:

  1. The application form
  2. The $50.00 deposit, which is applicable to the first year’s tuition
  3. A copy of your college transcript
  4. A copy of your teaching certificate
  5. The Compliance Agreement signed by your principal
  6. A current photo

Amarillo Campus

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Lubbock Campus

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