What Is ALTA?
The Academic Language Therapy Association®
Academic Language Therapy is the diagnostic and prescriptive application of Multisensory Structured Language to mitigate or remediate written-language disorders, including dyslexia.
The Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) is the professional credentialing organization for those trained in Multisensory Structured Language Education and Therapy. ALTA Certified Academic Language Therapists and Certified Academic Language Practitioners provide effective, evidence-based reading and writing instruction to individuals with dyslexia and related learning disabilities.
ALTA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization based in the United States of America, incorporated in 1986, with nearly 4,000 members. Certified ALTA members have met rigorous training requirements, have passed the national Academic Language Therapy Association Competency Exam for Multisensory Structured Language Education and maintain high ethical standards.
Certification by the Academic Language Therapy Association is accepted by the Texas Department of Licensure and Regulation (TDLR) as verification that state license standards are met for those applying to become or renew as a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) or Licensed Dyslexia Practitioner (LDP).
ALTA Mission Statement: The Academic Language Therapy Association’s mission is to provide its members with a distinction of excellence by setting high standards through an international certification for individuals who complete rigorous evidence-based multisensory structured language coursework and supervised practicum. ALTA verifies that certified members follow a professional code of ethics and complete continuing education to broaden and strengthen their expertise in the field of dyslexia and related disorders. ALTA provides our communities-at-large with leadership and resources to promote quality practices and guidance in the field of dyslexia.