Certification
Dyslexia Certificate Program
Level 1

The Dyslexia Training Institute offers a Dyslexia Certificate Program! This program is designed on quality evidence-based research and will teach participants about what dyslexia is and train you to implement the first level of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Approach. The program consists of five three week courses, four webinars and a practicum. Our coursework includes an in-depth study of dyslexia, how to effectively implement the O-G Approach, reading comprehension and fluency development, overviews via webinars of Executive Functioning and Special Ed law. Most certification programs do not cover as many topics as ours. All courses and webinars are online and do not require a specific time of day to be on the class site. The practicum requires participants to work with a student in your area that has been diagnosed with dyslexia or at high risk of a reading disability. Please review the full program details at the link below. Graduate Level Extension Credits are available for all courses in this program.

PROGRAM GUIDE:
CLICK HERE to review the full Program Guide for detailed information about this program and associated fees.

APPLYING FOR THE PROGRAM:
Before applying for this program you are required to read the full Program Guide provided in the link above.
Please CLICK HERE to access the application for this program.

GRADUATE LEVEL EXTENSION CREDITS:
Graduate Level Extension Credits are available through the University of San Diego (USD) for all the online courses and the practicum in this program. Registering for the credits is optional. A separate fee is paid directly to USD for these credits. Please CLICK HERE for more information about these credits.

Winter/Spring 2022 Cohort Dates
Accepting applications through December 30th, 2021*
*Note: The cohort often reaches full enrollment approximately six weeks before the program begins. We recommend submitting applications early.
Online Coursework
January 10th - May 6th, 2022
Practicum
May 9th, 2022 - February 10th, 2023
Online Course Dates
What is Dyslexia?January 10th - February 4th, 2022

O-G Part 1February 7th - February 25th, 2022

O-G Part 2February 28th - March 18th, 2022

Break | March 21st - March 25th, 2022

O-G Part 3 March 28th - April 15th, 2022

Reading Comp & Fluency April 18th - May 6th, 2022

Summer Cohort 2022 Dates
Accepting applications through May 31st, 2022*
*Note: The cohort often reaches full enrollment approximately eight weeks before the program begins. We recommend submitting applications early.
Online Coursework
June 6th - October 7th, 2022
Practicum
October 10th, 2022 - July 14th, 2023
Course Dates
What is Dyslexia?June 6th – July 1st, 2022

Break July 4th - July 8th, 2022
O-G Part 1July 11th - July 29th, 2022

O-G Part 2August 1st - August 19th, 2022

Break August 22nd - August 26th, 2022
O-G Part 3 August 29th - September 16th, 2022

Reading Comp & Fluency September 19th - October 7th, 2022

Dyslexia Advocate Certificate Program

The Dyslexia Training Institute has been offering the Dyslexia Advocate Certificate Program since 2014. This program is designed to teach participants how to advocate for students with dyslexia in our school systems. Participants will learn about the Individuals with Disabilities and Education Act (IDEA), FAPE, IEPs 504s, appropriate accommodations, letter writing, how to request and receive appropriate services and interventions, dispute processes and resolutions, as they all relate to a student with dyslexia. Upon completion participants will have the information they need to effectively work with families and the school districts to ensure the laws are respected and that children are receiving the services and accommodations they need.

This program does teach participants how to identify characteristics of dyslexia in assessment data and student work samples. However, this program does not teach participants how to conduct evaluations.

This program does not teach how to implement remediation. For that training, please consider our Dyslexia Certificate Program or Introduction to Structured Word Inquiry course.

PROGRAM GUIDE:
Please CLICK HERE to review the full Program Guide for detailed information about this program and associated fees.

APPLYING TO PROGRAM:
Before applying for this program you are required to read the full Program Guide provided in the link above.
Please CLICK HERE to access the application for this program.

GRADUATE LEVEL EXTENSION CREDITS:
Graduate Level Extension Credits are available through the University of San Diego (USD) for all the online courses and the practicum in this program. Registering for the credits is optional. A separate fee is paid directly to USD for these credits. Please CLICK HERE for more information about these credits.

2021 Cohorts
Spring 2021 Cohort
February 1 - April 9, 2021
Fall 2021 Cohort
October 11 - December 17, 2021
2022 Cohorts
Spring 2022 Cohort
January 31st - April 1st, 2022
Fall 2022 Cohort
October 10th - December 16th, 2022
Using the Virtual Online Classroom

Using the virtual classroom is new to many participants. Our platform provided by iCohere is very user friendly, but realize you may have questions and want to see what the virtual classroom looks like. The two downloadable documents below will provide you answers to frequently asked questions and snapshot of the virtual classroom and how to navigate the primary functions.

Applying for the Certificate Programs
Participants must apply for and be accepted into the certificate programs. Download and complete the application. You can either scan the completed application and email it to us at dyslexiaspec@gmail.com, fax it to 619-342-2643, or send it through regular mail to: Dyslexia Training Institute
7424 Jackson Drive, Suite 1B
San Diego, CA 92119

Class size will be limited, so submit your application soon!

Applications: Dyslexia Certificate Program Level 1 Dyslexia Advocate Certicate Program
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