Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico

MLTI-NM is now under new directorship, but the instructors remain the same, and the spring 2020 course will soon begin.

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. 

ACCREDITATION The MLTI-NM Dyslexia Therapist training course is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council ( IMSLEC began as a committee of the Orton Dyslexia Society (now The International Dyslexia Association) in 1990, and became an independent institution in 1995. IMSLEC is one of four organizations belonging to The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Dyslexia Specialists. The other organizations are ALTA, AOGPE, and Wilson Language Systems. The inaugural conference of The Alliance was just held in Charlotte, NC on September 27-29.


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. Ms. Dillon continues to own and operate S.I.S Publishing, the source of all materials used in MLTI-NM training. 


MLTI-NM is now a training institute “without walls” but with an office in Taos County, New Mexico. While training can be arranged at sites throughout the world, most classes are offered on a regular basis either in Albuquerque or Taos.  (See Contact Us for more information)

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