ALTA-GA is a professional membership organization comprised of accomplished leaders and experts who focus on the remediation of reading and writing difficulties, particularly dyslexia. Through professional development and community outreach, we aim to promote a deeper understanding of dyslexia and its impact on our community.
We are dedicated to providing continuing education opportunities that promote the professional growth of our members. Events are worth continuing education hours (CE) to use towards ALTA membership requirements.
Find a Georgia Professional
Our members are made up of individuals with the CALP, CALT, ICALP, or CALT-QI distinction. Find an ALTA-certified professional in your area that represents the highest quality services to those individuals with dyslexia.
ALTA-GA is made up of therapists and practitioners dedicated to providing rigorous evidence-based multisensory structured language education (MSLE) therapy to individuals with dyslexia. Meet the leadership team.
Lindi Kelly, CALT
For more than 20 years, Lindi Kelly has passionately served students as a reading specialist and dyslexia therapist by providing Orton-Gillingham multisensory training and academic therapy for those identified with the characteristics of dyslexia and reading difficulties. Lindi has over 7000 clinical teaching hours, as well as her academic language therapy certification (CALT) at Southern Methodist University, and is completing her (QI) certification. Lindi has been trained in Alphabetic Phonics through SMU and Take Flight at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She considered it a privilege to be an adjunct professor at Henderson State University, where she designed and taught the curriculum for students (Masters) in advanced language for their Dyslexia Endorsement for the State of Arkansas.
Rachael Farmer, CALT
Rachael lives in Savannah, GA. Rachael has always had a passion for educating students of all needs and ages. She has over seven years of teaching experience and has been a certified therapist for a year now. Rachael received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong State University, her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University, she completed her specialized training in Academic Language Therapy to become a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist and Certified Academic Language Therapist, and is currently completing her Qualified Instructor training. Rachael currently runs her own private practice and works with students both in person and remotely.
Cindy Jacks, CALT
Cindy lives in Atlanta, GA, and owns The Macron, LLC. Cindy has a B.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and a minor in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She went on to earn an M. Ed. degree in Dyslexia Therapy from Mississippi College and an Educational Specialists degree with a focus in Psychometry (assessments/evaluations) from Jackson State University. She has spent over twelve years providing Academic Language and Communicative Therapy to struggling readers and exceptional needs learners on reservations and in schools public and private across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia. Although proficient in multiple Orton-Gillingham-based methodologies and certified in Alphabetic Phonics, Cindy prefers to use an eclectic approach to better tailor services to her students.