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Accredited Training Programs

A list of accredited training programs that meet the requirements of section §140.584 can be found on the website for the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). When you select the link below, you will be taken to the IMSLEC homepage. Please select the “Membership” tab, and then select the "Search for Training Centers by Zip Code" link.

www.imslec.org 

Rule §140.584 Requirements for Training Programs and Qualified Instructors

(a) For purposes of determining whether an applicant satisfies the training requirements for a license under this subchapter, a multisensory structured language education training program completed by the applicant must:

    (1) be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization;

    (2) have in writing defined goals and objectives, areas of authority, and policies and procedures;

    (3) have the appropriate financial and management resources to operate the training program, including a knowledgeable administrative director and standard accounting and reporting procedures;

    (4) have a physical site, equipment, materials, supplies, and environment suitable for the training program;

    (5) have a sufficient number of instructional personnel who have completed the requirements for certification in multisensory structured language education;

    (6) have been reviewed by multisensory structured language education professionals who are not affiliated with the training program;

    (7) have developed and followed procedures to maintain and improve the quality of training provided by the program;

    (8) have provided direct instruction in the principles and in each element of multisensory structured language education for a minimum of:

        (A) 200 contact hours of course work for training program participants who seek a licensed dyslexia therapist license; and

        (B) 45 contact hours of course work for training program participants who seek a licensed dyslexia practitioner license;

    (9) have required training program participants to complete a program of supervised clinical experience in which the participants provided multisensory structured language education to students or adults, either individually or in small groups for a minimum of:

        (A) 700 hours for training program participants who seek a licensed dyslexia therapist license; and

        (B) 60 hours for training program participants who seek a licensed dyslexia practitioner license;

    (10) have required training program participants to demonstrate the application of multisensory structured language education principles of instruction by completing demonstration lessons observed by an instructor and followed by a conference with and a written report by the instructor; and

    (11) have provided instruction based on the Texas Education Agency publication "The Dyslexia Handbook:  Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (2007)," or a revised version of that publication approved by the department.

(b) A training program must require a training program participant who seeks a licensed dyslexia practitioner license to have completed at least five demonstration lessons described by subsection (a)(10) of this section and a participant who seeks a licensed dyslexia therapist license to have completed at least 10 demonstration lessons described by subsection (a)(10) of this section.

(c) Training programs accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) meet the requirements of this section.  A training program that is not accredited by IMSLEC will be reviewed by the department, in consultation with the advisory committee, to determine whether the training program meets the requirements of this section.

(d) To be considered a qualified instructor as referenced in §140.582(c) of this title (relating to Qualifications for Licensure as a Dyslexia Therapist) and §140.583(c) of this title (relating to Qualifications for Licensure as a Dyslexia Practitioner), a person must:

    (1) be licensed as a dyslexia therapist under the Act;

    (2) have at least 1,400 hours of clinical teaching experience in addition to the hours required to obtain dyslexia therapist licensure; and

    (3) have completed a two-year course of study dedicated to the administration and supervision of multisensory structured language education programs taught by a nationally accredited training program that meets the requirements of this section.

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Last updated June 19, 2013
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