What Is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)?

ALTA Certified Academic Language Therapists provide diagnostic, explicit, systematic Multisensory Structured Language intervention which builds a high degree of accuracy, knowledge, and independence for students with written-language disorders, including dyslexia.


Certified Academic Language Therapists are:

  • Clinically Diagnostic and Prescriptive – Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALT) review comprehensive evaluation reports and academic samples, then administer academic skills assessments for baseline documentation. Throughout Multisensory Structured Language therapy sessions, student performance informs diagnostic and prescriptive intervention to create a high level of accuracy, fluency, and understanding for independence in written language skills.
  • Skilled In Multisensory Structured Language – Certified Academic Language Therapists integrate visual, auditory, and motor processing with explicit understanding of the structure of the English language, which provides a solid foundation in written language skills.
  • Intensive – Certified Academic Language Therapists provide expert, skilled one-to-one or small-group intervention, with high frequency over a sustained period of time, which links explicit understanding, repeated practice and performance to develop accurate and fluent reading with comprehension.
  • Results-Driven – Certified Academic Language Therapists enable explicit understanding and application of the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and orthography), to create the foundation for age appropriate oral and written language, including reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension, spelling, and written expression.

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

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