What Is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP)?

Certified Academic Language Practitioners (CALP) provide explicit, systematic, sequential Multisensory Structured Language instruction which builds a high degree of accuracy, knowledge, and independence for students with written-language disorders, including dyslexia.


Certified Academic Language Practitioners are:

  • Trained at the Practitioner Level – ALTA Certified Academic Language Practitioners (CALP) are skilled in Multisensory Structured Language methodology, and teach reading, writing, study, and testing skills.
  • Skilled In Multisensory Structured Language – Certified Academic Language Practitioners utilize Multisensory Structured Language to integrate visual, auditory, and motor processing with explicit understanding of the structure of the English language, enabling students to develop a solid foundation for reading and writing.
  • Results-Driven – Certified Academic Language Practitioners enable students to apply explicit understanding of the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and orthography), to develop and strengthen both reading and written expression.

Please visit the Become A Certified Member page for a detailed list of qualifications to become Certified Academic Language Practitioner.

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