MSL Training Courses

Professional Development

Associate MSL Training Course: This dynamic training brings together the Science of Reading and Spelling equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills to take scientific research to educational practice. 

Entry: Bachelor Degree or Equivalent. Committed parents, motivated teacher aides and others may apply.

The MSL Associate course is Australian and successful completion of all components leads to Associate membership (AMADA) with the Australian Dyslexia Association.

Key learning areas include:
The skills required for reading and spelling (Neurological framework- Language System)
-Phonology and Orthography (speech to print)
The nature of dyslexia and reading (Neurological perspective)
Models of Reading and what they mean for educational practice (SVR, Scarborough's Rope, 4 Part Processor)
Dyslexia and the Brain (Underpinnings of dyslexia- cognitive and linguistic model)
Dyslexia Identification and profiling for effective instruction (Simple View of Reading,The Dual-Route Model)

Theory leads into an appreciation of the practical component: 
-Scientific findings on effective reading and spelling instruction
-Components of effective reading and spelling practices 
 (What is taught and how it is taught)
What is Multisensory Instruction?
-Principles of Multisensory Instruction as an additional component to Structured Literacy
-IMSLE Exclusive Teaching Models why the how to teach is so important
Why Multisensory Instruction?

- What is it, how to implement it within a structured literacy approach
- Optimum input and output.
- Strengthening memory systems for optimum meaningful learning and retrieval
MSL offers suitable professionals an opportunity to specialise  

- Key attributes required to be an effective MSL educator/therapist

Multisensory Structured Language [MSL] Associate Course Description:

The Associate MSL course is designed for busy suitable professionals who require upskilling and specialisation in the MSL approach. The Associate course provides instruction based on the Orton Gillingham approach, a phonetic, linguistics based, structured and multisensory approach for teaching reading and spelling. It is a systematic and cumulative approach involving intensive reinforcement. This course includes a self guided practicum including diagnostics testing and data collection to plan and monitor student progress. The Associate course also includes relevant required readings to ensure that trainees are well informed in the areas of literacy, language, dyslexia and current National and International reports and information relating to dyslexia and reading.

Science of Reading- a body of research: 

The IMSLE MSL course is embedded in SoR theory and provides a clear translation to MSL educational practice (what, how, for whom and when). MSL is supported by a team of muti-disciplinary researchers from the fields of neuro and cognitive sciences, linguistics, psychology, speech and education. Key players include; Gough and Tunmer, Hollis Scarbough, McClelland and Coltheart, Charles Perfetti,Sally Shaywitz, Samuel Orton, Maria Montessori, Monroe, Jean Chall, Frith,Linea Ehri, David Share, Hooper, Norman Geshwind, Arlene Sonday, Marilyn Adams, David Kilpatrick, Jospeh Torgesen, Keith Stanovich, Hugh Catts, Kerry Hempenstall, Louisa Moats, Stanislas Dehaene, Seidenberg and others.

Course Structuring3 components are offered for those that wish to obtain and met the high training standards and requirements for AMADA ADA recognition:

1. Mode: face to face 5 days MSL intensive: A valuable 5 days of bridging theory to practice and networking with other passionate attendees.

2. MSL Practicum: Guided lesson plans to ensure that you are supported on the 'what to teach' and 'how to teach it". This component also includes student MSL diagnostics to help you plan for instruction, monitor and document student progress. Professional attendess will choose a suitable student as a case study to be approved as their practicum student (MSL assists all children struggling so students DO NOT have to have a diagnosis to start MSL). Parents may nominate their own child for their practicum component.

3. Required readings: Selected relevant readings in the field will be sent after the 5 day intensive training. These include national and international reports/inquiries, articles and fact sheets on various topics of interest and relevancy. Summaries and personal response reflections are required. No essays or assignments are required.

Expected completion: Minimum 12 months from last day of the 5 day intensive. Extensions may be granted beyond the 12 months so long as communication with IMSLE has been frequent.

Upon Completion of components: All work is marked by IMSLE and a transcript of results and a personalised IMSLE certificate for the 5 day intensive will be sent. Successful candidates can then choose to apply to the ADA by submitting an AMADA application to the ADA.

The course that assists you to get out there so that you can immediatley start to reach and teach students: The Associate MSL course is designed to for busy individuals so it has flexibility with no written essays or lengthy assignments. Trainees will be provided with a pathway plan upon completion of the 5 day intensive plus guidance and instructions to assist them in successfully completing the MSL course for ADA accreditation. IMSLE are here to assist all approved applicants to achieve the best results they can and enjoy the learning process along the way!

ONE Fee: The Associate MSL course fee is $2,500.00 AUS includes GST. The fee OFFERS suitable applicants all 3 components, there are no separate or ongoing fees. This course meets the ADA's guidelines for accredited Associate Membership (AMADA) 
Inclusions: MSL 5 day course materials, an extensive dropbox for MSL practicum guidelines including all IMSLE diagnostic tools and required readings in the field. There is also an option to join the exclusive IMSLE FB group for further support, research and related resources (files section).
Qualification: Associate Membership into the Australian Dyslexia Association (ADA) MSL Recognition (AMADA)
Intake: Anytime once course dates have been advertised on ADA or IMSLE websites unless a course has filled. Please check availability here

Disclaimer: All IMSLE courses and components are offered. The information provided is the most current available, however may be subject to change. Entry is via an application process and enrolment is offered to successful applicants. Where a course has filled a wait list may be offered. Thank you for your interest in a dynamic career as an MSL Educator and or MSL Therapist.                


Accredited courses offered by IMSLE:

Associate MSL 

The Associate course covers aspects of phonology and orthography (speech to print) for instruction and brings together education, linguistics, psychology and neuroscience.

Delivery: Face to face and online via zoom (live)

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Diagnostic Assessment and Reporting MSL

Successful completion of the Associate MSL course is a pre requisite for entry into MSL Diagnostician course. This course is suitable to approved AMADA's who want to expand their knowledge and skills of diagnostic assessment,interpreting and collating formative data, profiling for identification, instruction and report writing. 

Delivery: On-line

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