Academic Language Therapist Training

Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) Training

Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning offers a two-year therapist training program using Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, a curriculum written by the staff of Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Trainees will learn to implement an Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory language therapy program called Take Flight, which addresses the five components of effective reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel’s Research.

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension

Our training includes 120 hours of instruction and continued support and mentorship throughout your training cycle. We supply materials to work with one student or one small group.

Take Flight Introductory Training:

The Summer Take Flight in-person introductory training will be held at Turner Center on the CoxHealth South Campus in suite #530. The dates are July 19th through July 23rd and July 26th through July 30th, from 8:30am-4:00pm daily.

Workshop dates are Thursday  9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 2/10, and 4/14 also from 8:30am – 4:00pm.
The deadline to register for the Intro Course is Wednesday, June 30th.

Take Flight Advanced Training:

The Summer Take Flight in-person advanced training will be held at Turner Center on the CoxHealth South Campus in suite #530. The dates are June 28th through July 2nd and July 6th through 10th from 8:30am-4:00pm daily.

Workshop dates Thursday 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 2/17, and 4/21also from 8:30am – 4:00pm.
The deadline to register for the Advanced Course is Wednesday, June 1st.

Click below to learn more about the scientific research and evidence behind the Take Flight program.