Become a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)
Therapy level training is the heart and soul of Payne Education Center, as it was the reason for Payne's founding. Each year, approximately 18 trainees graduate through Payne's Structured Multisensory Language Foundations (SMLF) program. SMLF is a two-year therapist certification training, which enables skilled educators to use multisensory reading techniques to teach the basic language skills of reading, writing, and spelling. SMLF is based on the Alphabetic Phonics approach and utilizes the Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia program developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, along with various other supplementary Payne materials and resources. SMLF has a high success rate in remediating language-learning differences, including students with dyslexia.
Additionally, CALTs are recognized nationally as individuals who are driven to be exceptionally skilled reading teachers and proponents of multisensory, structured language methods for teaching all children to read.