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 5th March 2018

The five day intensive component dates and venues:


MELBOURNE, VIC: 18th-22nd June 2018, St Kevin's Primary School, Ormond VIC. STATUS: VERY LIMITED

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

WODONGA, 1st-5th October 2018, St Augutine's School,Osburn St, Wodonga VIC 3690. STATUS: OPEN 

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


GOLD COAST, QLD: January 15-19th 2018. The Chancellor Apartments, 19 Lake St, Varsity Lakes, (Boardroom). STATUS: FILLED

MELBOURNE, VIC: February 5-9th 2018, Bentleigh West Primary School. STATUS: FILLED. Email IMSLE for any future opportunities

TASMANIA, Hobart: February 19-23rd 2018,  Professional Learning Institute, 9 Timsbury Rd, Glenorchy TAS. STATUS: FILLED

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Gawler: March 19-23rd 2018, Gawler Primary School, SA. STATUS: FILLED

WOLLONGONG, NSW: March 19-23rd 2018, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto: STATUS: FILLED

MELBOURNE, VIC: April 30-4th May 2018, St Kevin's Primary School, Ormond VIC. STATUS: FILLED


*Additional MELBOURNE and NEW ZEALAND may be offered in the later part of 2018

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 (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 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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