ALTA - Academic Language Therapy Association
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A National Certifying Organization

ALTA - Who We Are
ALTA Mission Statement
Certification Process
ALTA is a national professional member organization dedicated to the remediation of written language skills.

ALTA certifies individuals trained in the remediation of written language skills.

ALTA requires that members maintain and expand expertise through tracking of continuing education credits (CEUs). ALTA members are also required to follow the organization's Code of Ethics.
The mission of ALTA is to establish, maintain, promote and strengthen standards to assure that the membership will perform quality professional services for students with dyslexia and related disorders.

Certification as a Certified Academic Language Therapist or an Associate Academic Language Practitioner is based on four very important components.

  • Coursework
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Successful completion of a national certification exam
29th Annual ALTA Spring Conference

Please register now for the Annual ALTA Spring Conference being held in Richardson, Texas on Friday-Saturday, April 24-25, 2015. Online registration is open until Monday, April 13, 2015, but early registration ends on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, and prices go up. ALTA highly recommends early registration. Click here for registration, conference details, hotel information, etc.

Areas of ALTA that you may not know about

Directory of Certified Members

Members of the Academic Language Therapy Association have the opportunity to list their contact information for individuals seeking the expertise a Certified Academic Language Therapist or Certified Academic Language Practitioner.



ALTA Foundation

The ALTA Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit entity established to accept donations and contributions that support ALTA's educational mission. The ALTA Foundation provides financial support to the Academic Language Therapy Association in an effort to educate professional Academic Language Therapists in the most current, research-based information.


ALTA on Facebook

ALTA maintains a Facebook page for members. Click here to view the ALTA Facebook page.








Upcoming Events
March 16 (Sunday) - 16 (Monday)
WRS Advanced Word Study Steps 7-12 Practicum

September 20 (Saturday) - 20 (Sunday)
Dyslexia Laws and What it feels like to be Dyslexic

October 20 (Monday) - April 1 (Wednesday)
Collaborative Book Study

January 26 (Monday) - 28 (Wednesday)
Assessment Training for the Identification of Students with Dyslexia

January 28 (Wednesday)
educational assistance technology