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 July 19th-23rd & 26th-30th, 8:30am-4:00pm daily. Workshop dates: 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 1/10, 4/14. Deadline to register: July 2nd.

The cost for introductory training is $3,200. To register, contact Jayna Bruns: jayna@scdlmo.com or fill out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page.

Take Flight Advanced Training:

The Summer Take Flight in-person advanced training will be  June 28th-July 2nd, July 6th-10, 8:30am-4:00pm daily. Workshop dates: 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 1/17, 4/21

The cost for advanced training is $2,200. To register, contact Jayna Bruns: jayna@scdlmo.com or fill out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page. Deadline to register: June 11th.

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