Australian Dyslexia Association Inc.(ADA) - Solutions for those who learn differently

ADA Accredited Training Provider


"Programs don't teach, teacher's teach" Louisa Moats (IDA)

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IMSLE Australia 2018 MSL course dates and venues:

Current and Active as of the 22nd June 2018

The five day intensive component dates and venues:


SYDNEY, 16th-20th July 2018, NSW Teachers Federation, Mary St, Surry Hills, STATUS: FULL

WODONGA,VIC 1st-5th October 2018, St Augutine's School,Osburn St, Wodonga. STATUS: OPEN 

COFFS HARBOUR, 8th-12th October 2018, Bishop Druitt College, NSW, STATUS: OPEN

MELBOURNE, 15th-19th October 2018, Chelsea Primary School, Chelsea, VIC: LIMITED

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IMSLE MSL 2019 dates will be released September 2018. Yearly venues include: Gold Coast, Melbourne, Wollongong, Sydney, Tasmania, Wodonga, South Australia (Gawler area), Coffs Harbour and New Zealand

Pre- Requisite for Associate MSL Course: ADA accredited MSL training is open to relevant professionals with an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent as well as teacher aides. Committed and motivated parents and individuals may apply. Approval for enrolment is subject to approval by the IMSLE Training Committee.

Meeting the Demand:

The ADA receives enquiries everyday for Orton Gillingham MSL based professionals in schools and private practice so it is vital that we continue to train professionals to meet the demand. IMSLE have been successfully training professionals and parents since 2007. To find out more about research based Orton Gillingham/Multisensory Structured teaching approaches and training, please see the website:

In School Training:

Have your school host a training course and save on a course fee for a teacher at your school.


Professional MSL Accredited Courses:

All IMSLE professional development training courses are ADA accredited and meet the rigorous standards set down by the ADA and IMSLEC for effectively teaching individuals with dyslexia or a related difficulty.The ADA standards for Associate and Certified memberships are in line with International accreditiation private boards such as: IMSLEC,ALTA,BDA and AOGPE. These standards also reflect the International Dyslexia Association's aims on teacher education (IDA is the ADA's Global Partner). The ADA's accreditation membership program is open to all MSL (Structured Literacy) approaches that meet the ADA's by-laws for Associate (AMADA) membership. An Associate member has meet the ADA's accreditation membership components in a relevant MSL approach. 

Teaching which brings together Science, Psychology, Linguistics and Education:

The Institute for Multisensory Language Education (Australia) is responsible for training teachers how to directly and explicitly teach all students to read and spell. The MSL approach is a pedagogy and not another program. Each MSL course (beginning with Associate) builds upon the preceeding one enabling a teacher to gain a theoretical understanding in the development of language and the skills required to effectively teach reading and spelling. Theory is based on a cognitive and linguistic framework. Reading and language research is drawn from cognitve science,psychology,linguistics and education. Research includes the work of: Stanovich, Galaburda, Sherman, Reid, Nation & Snowling, Coltheart, Lyon, Adams, Byrne, Fielding-Barnsley,Catts and Kamhi, McClelland,Kohnen, Riddick, Passe, Torgessen, Hanbury-King,Foorman, Louisa Moats, Montessori, Keller, Fernald, Orton and Gillingham.

IMSLE Accredited (ADA) Multisensory Structured Language Courses:

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