Patti Kelly becomes Certified Academic Language Practitioner
Chatham Academy teacher, Mrs. Patti Kelly, recently became a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) through the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).
ALTA helps to promote the educational success for students with dyslexia and related disorders. The CALP methodology includes language development, the structure of language, dyslexia, written language disorders, and other related disorders.
Upon learning that her son was dyslexic, Mrs. Kelly decided to take the necessary steps to include these practices in her teaching methods, and is dedicated to the remediation of written-language skills. This certification is in addition to her continuing education in the Orton-Gillingham approach; a language-based, multisensory, structured, cognitive and flexible way of assisting students to become competent readers, writers and independent learners.
To receive this prestigious honor, Mrs. Kelly had to complete a teacher level training in a Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) program which included a minimum of 45 instructional hours, a minimum of 60 clinical/teaching hours, a minimum of five demonstrations and clinical/teaching documentation, and successful completion of the Alliance national Registration Examination for Multisensory Structured Language Education Therapist Level.