Coronavirus Adaptation: As with the 2020 Summer Introductory course, the ten-day 2021 course will be via Zoom. The course is now scheduled to begin June 7 but may be postponed a week if the end of the school year is extended into June.
Check this website on or after January 29, 2021 for a training flyer and application for this upcoming course. Visit COURSES to learn more about MLTI-NM’s trainings.
The Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico (MLTI-NM), founded by Director Emeritus Sandra Dillon, trains teachers and other education professionals to become Dyslexia Therapists, possessing the knowledge and skills necessary to teach individuals with dyslexia – and other language-based learning difficulties – to read, write, and spell.
MLTI-NM also provides workshops for schools and teachers on the structure of the English language, multisensory teaching techniques, and related topics.
MLTI-NM’s main focus is to train at the therapy level. Its Dyslexia Therapist training course is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (imslec.org). IMSLEC began as a committee of the Orton Dyslexia Society (now The International Dyslexia Association) in 1990, and became an independent institution in 1995, accrediting MLTI-NM in 2001.
IMSLEC accredited training centers meet The International Dyslexia Association‘s standards for teachers of reading.
An Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) teacher, Sandra Dillon, founded MLTI-NM in 1987 after years of working with bright, dyslexic students in the APS system. While she continues to be an MLTI-NM instructor, this Institute is now owned and directed by Mary Poirier Gilroy, who began training with Sandra Dillon in 1989 and who practiced as a Certified Academic Language Therapist for over 20 years with the Taos Municipal Schools.
Ms. Dillon continues to own and operate S.I.S Publishing Co., the source of all materials used in MLTI-NM training.
MLTI-NM is a training institute “without walls” but with an office in Taos County, New Mexico. While training can be arranged at sites throughout the Southwest region and beyond, most classes are offered on a regular basis either in Albuquerque or Taos. (See Contact Us for more information)
People often ask me, “When are you going to retire?” I always respond, “Why would I leave work that brings me and those whose lives I affect so much joy?” I have Sandra Dillon to thank for my life’s passion,…and for setting the standard of excellence so high.” Ann R., Class of 1994