New York Chapter

The mission of ALTA New York is to promote professional, systematic instruction to those with dyslexia and other written language disorders and be a resource to those within our community.

ALTA Directory


Find an ALTA 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 Calendar

Chapter Events

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. 


ALTA New York 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. 

Desiree Hunerberg, CALT


Maureen Geis, CALT


Maura Hunter, CALT

Program Committee


Dian Smith, CALT

Membership Secretary

Jean Devre, CALT-QI

Program Committee

Eldeva Tofte, CALT-QI

Program Committee


Mary O’Connell, CALP

Recording Secretary

Babette Zacks, CALT-QI

Program Committee

Amy Gustafson, CALT

Program Committee


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