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The Academic Language Therapy Association’s mission is to provide its members with a distinction of excellence by setting high standards through an international certification for individuals who complete rigorous evidence-based multisensory structured language coursework and supervised practicum. ALTA verifies that certified members follow a professional code of ethics and complete continuing education to broaden and strengthen their expertise in the field of dyslexia and related disorders. ALTA provides our communities-at-large with leadership and resources to promote quality practices and guidance in the field of dyslexia.

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Latest from the Blog

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MSLE Terminology Defined

MSLE Terminology Defined

Terminology in education can be confusing for parents and professionals. Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) describes the highly effective instructional approach used by ALTA-certified members. MSLE is intensive, teaches all components of the Structure...

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NJCLD and Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities

NJCLD and Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities

Founded in 1975, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) brings together 13 member organizations dedicated to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities. ALTA is proud to be a member of the NJCLD which brings the strength...

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Dyslexia Awareness Every Day

Dyslexia Awareness Every Day

Did you know that dyslexia affects 1 in 5 Americans? The good news is that early identification and intervention can reduce the percentage of children reading below basic in 4th grade by 33%. The Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) is a source of help,...

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“ALTA membership and serving on the board allows me to collaborate with like minded colleagues. I live in an area of the country that has been slow to recognize dyslexia. ALTA provides a reliable resource for families to locate one of our highly qualified members to provide effective intervention for dyslexic children.”

Kathleen Carlsen

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