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Who should take this course?
Typically, the Certified Dyslexia Interventionist provides targeted or intensive reading intervention services that reflect the principles and practices of Structured Literacy to individual and small groups of students. Students typically have a primary need for decoding strand instruction (phonological awareness, phonics, decoding/encoding, and fluency).
Program of Study
In order to receive course credit from Fitchburg and an Orton Gillingham Beginner Level Certificate from the Foundational Reading & Educational Development Center LLC, trainees must complete: I. 45 hours of coursework II. 45 hours of seminar III. 60 hours of practicum
Placement & Mastery of Skills Assessment Binder
Multisensory teaching materials
$3,200 -includes course and practicum fees and materials, access to our OG Materials and resources to aid in lesson planning, and a unique discount code to 15% off all OG materials for 2 years. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat. Payment plans are avaialble for those interested.
Graduate Level College Credits
6 graduate-level credits are available through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $540. Registration and payment must be submitted to FSU by the second course date to receive credits.
Once The FRED Center obtains IDA accreditation, trainees with an OG Beginner Level certification will be eligible to receive their Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Certification by completing the following additional requirements at an additional cost: 1. Passing score on the KPEERI Exam (https://effectivereading.org/kpeeri-exam/) 2. Completed Online Application (https://effectivereading.org/online-forms/)
Who is CERI?
The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) is an affiliate of the IDA. CERI certificates and certifications reflect the common features of national and international certifying body standards that define the minimum requirements for a professional certification program to be considered valid and reliable. Included among these features are stakeholder involvement and the separation of candidate training activities from certification activities.
This course seeks to meet or exceed the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS) set forth by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the accreditation and certification requirements of The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI).