Language-Based Academic Therapy


Session curriculum is research-based and follows the Multisensory Structured Language Therapy (MSLT) training for working with dyslexic and language based -learning disorders.  The MSLT method is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).  This method also meets the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

MSLT is an Orton-Gillingham-based clinical intervention that uses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways in the brain in order to enhance memory and learning.  MSLT is structured to result in mastery at each level.  Our instructional approach utilizes evidence-based research to directly and explicitly teach reading accuracy, writing usage and fluency, grammar mechanics, vocabulary development, spelling, and handwriting legibility.  We also offer comprehensive study skills academic therapy and coaching to include test taking and memory techniques, note-taking, and active reading strategies, time management, and notebook organization skills to our older students.  

Each academic therapy session is structured and sequential and employs diagnostic teaching in order to address each individual student’s needs.  Students must master each content level before moving ahead. 

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Initial Consultations: 

Initial consultations include therapist and parent discussion of the child's academic history as well as future therapy goals.  Once a consult is scheduled, an “Initial Consult Agreement” and “Background Information” form will be emailed to parents to complete and return prior to the consult in order to facilitate a meaningful discussion.

Progress Consultations:

Mrs. Gordon provides monthly progress consultations to parents in person or via phone as part of the academic therapy agreement.  Parents are not billed for these sessions. Mrs. Gordon also provides annual written reports during the school year. 

Now registering students for the 2020-21 school year.  Please contact me today!