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Teacher and Therapist Training Options: IDA or IMSLEC Accredited Centers

In seeking training, IDA Southwest suggests that individuals bear in mind what a now out-of-print publication by  IDA stated: “Some [approaches] are designed for whole class instruction and are used preventatively to keep children from experiencing academic failure (tier one). Some are designed for small group intervention (tier two). And some provide more intensive instruction and are favored by clinicians who work with students with severe reading disabilities.”

Always inquire about the depth of training you will be receiving and its appropriateness for various teaching situations. Don’t hesitate to ask for the names of graduates from a particular training center so that you can further inform yourself.

In keeping with IDA standards, only training institutes accredited by IDA are listed on this website. 

Link: IDA’s Independent Accredited Training Programs List

Link: IDA’s Higher Education Accredited List

Accredited Training Centers in New Mexico

Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico (MLTI-NM) 

  • Accredited by IMSLEC, the International Multisensory Language Education Council, and by The International Dyslexia Association.
  • Offering teacher and therapist level training programs. The two-week Introductory class (70 hours) is offered each year in June.  The subsequent Intermediate level training and the Advanced level training each involve 64 hours of training, plus intensive clinical supervision.
  • Director: Sandra Dillon 3915 Carlisle, NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 881-0026, or visit
  • There will be a two-week Introductory Class in Taos, June 10-21, 2019. Please don’t delay in emailing or calling  MLTI-NM Instructor Mary Gilroy at 575-776-8450, for more information on this training.  Since this is a class designed to prepare individuals to become dyslexia therapists, space is limited to 12 trainees.   The application process includes an interview for acceptance, and will close once the class is filled.   


Multisensory Language Teacher Training – The May Center for Learning, Santa Fe

  • Summer 2019 Course – June 24-29. Please refer to the May Center’s website for more information. 
  • May Center for Learning offers a certification course for teachers and tutors in Multisensory Language Teaching through Shelton School in Dallas.  Participants complete the ignition 54 hour course, followed by an additional 26 hours of coursework, plus practicum and observations to earn certification in Sequential English Education.  
  • Course is accredited by IMSLEC and IDA.  
  • Contact May Center at 505-983-7407 for more information and to register.


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