Alliance for Accreditation and Certification
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The Alliance Difference

The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification exists to provide a united association of organizations focused on the accreditation of Multisensory Structured Language Education training courses and the certification of graduates of those courses. The Alliance has represented the highest level of training and achievement for academic language practitioners, academic language therapists and classroom dyslexia specialists for more than 25 years.

The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification represents training, accreditation, and certification organizations with well-established processes in place to certify individuals and accredit courses that meet rigorous standards. Our organizations recognize that individuals diagnosed with dyslexia require specialized and diagnostic instruction from a highly trained specialist. Our certifying organizations, ALTA and AOGPE, certify individuals who have met course standards and demonstrated a level of competency, including a practicum mentored by a highly qualified instructor. Our accrediting organizations, AOGPE and IMSLEC, uphold those high standards of training and instruction including a required supervised practicum.

For over two decades, organizations within The Alliance have influenced the success of reading specialists and advocated for the understanding of teaching reading to all students, but especially for those identified with dyslexia. The Alliance promotes the professional development and conduct required of competent Multisensory Structured Language Educators.

Purpose Statement

  • To provide a united association of organizations concerned with the accreditation of Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training courses and the certification of graduates of these courses;
  • In order to provide criteria and standards for quality control in the education of those individuals trained to instruct individuals with Dyslexia and Related Disorders in therapeutic and/or preventative settings;
  • So that (1) the consumer will be informed as to the professional development required for competent MSLE teachers and therapists, and (2) the combined strength of the organizations in The Alliance can influence the goals of the field of reading specialists and the understanding of teaching reading to all students.