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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2017 MSL Training Dates:
The 5 day intensive part of the MSL course will be offered in the following venues for 2017:
June 19th to 23rd: LIMITED SYDNEY, NSW Teacher's Federation, Mary St, Surry Hills, SYDNEY
July 17th-21st LIMITED: NEW ZEALAND, Pavilion Motel Conference Room in Palmerston North
July 31st to 4th August: CHECK status MELBOURNE, at Independent Schools, Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
September 25th-29th OPEN: Coffs Harbour, NSW at Bishop-Druitt College

October 2nd - 6th OPEN: Wodonga, NSW at The St Augustines Primary School (Osburn street, Wodonga). IMSLE organiser for this course is Dr. Julie Fry (MSL) and admissions Sarah Holmes, IMSLE. 

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 Orton Gillingham ADA 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 (ADA Global Partner). The ADA's accreditation program is open to all MSL approaches that meet the ADA's by-laws for Associate or Certified membership. Accredited MSL members of the ADA are known as "AMADA's (Accredited Member of the ADA).

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

The Institute for Multisensory Language Education 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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