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BECOME A CERTIFIED DYSLEXIA PRACTITIONER

Orton-Gillingham Based...Enhanced with the Latest Neuroscience

Learn to identify and succeed with the multiple deficit profiles encountered when

working with students with dyslexia.

Dyslexia is not a one-size-fits-all reading disability.

Knowledge and Practice Based

Two Comprehensive Exams 

60-Hour Supervised Practicum

COMPLETE YOUR CERTIFICATION ONLINE

TWO OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Intensive/Accelerated (complete in 6 months)

or Self-Paced

UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR CERTIFICATION, YOU WILL BECOME PART OF OUR

CERTIFIED DYSLEXIA PRACTITIONER REFERRAL NETWORK

The Fluency Builders certification program leads to a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (CDP) certificate

issued by Early Literacy Solutions. Being certified means that...

 

  • You are thoroughly familiar with the Science of Reading and how to apply that science to screening and intervention for students with dyslexia.

  • You are familiar with the risk factors and deficits associated with dyslexia, relevant neuroimaging studies, intervention studies, Structured Literacy features and components, Orton-Gillingham methodology, fluency studies, prevention of reading failure in at-risk students, and the remediation of reading failure in older struggling readers. 

  • You are qualified to screen students of all ages to assess their risk for dyslexia using the Fluency Builders Dyslexia Screeners.

  • You are qualified to provide parents and/or teachers with a student’s unique deficit profile based on the results of the Screener.

  • You are qualified to make recommendations related to differentiating the intervention based on a student’s unique profile and to implement these recommendations.

  • You have demonstrated your effectiveness in using all components of the Fluency Builders Orton-Gillingham based program.

Download the Certified Dyslexia Practitioner Program Brochure

The Fluency Builders Dyslexia Program you will use with your student during the certification process is an evidence-based dyslexia screening and intervention program. View the results of a recent school pilot where students with dyslexia were able to make significant gains in a matter of weeks using the Fluency Builders program. 

View detailed results of the significant progress made by these students:  

Results in Weeks...Not Years...in a School Setting

As an Interventionist in an elementary public school setting, I highly recommend the Early Literacy Solutions Orton-Gillingham based Fluency Builders Program.
Our school began using the program in March through May to meet fluency needs that weren’t successfully addressed with other programs. All students showed improvement in several areas during this short time frame. 7 out of 11 students showed improvement in Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM) and Phonological Awareness. All students showed improvement in Decoding.

 

The Fluency Builders Screener and Progress Tracker are comprehensive and well organized to easily analyze and interpret progress. The responsiveness and customer service from Georgie Normand is outstanding. All questions were answered within 24 hours if not sooner! From the rapid improvement in the students’ progress to the excellent customer support, it has been a pleasure utilizing the Fluency Builders Program. I highly recommend Fluency Builders!
 

- Christine Quick, M.Ed.
Interventionist

Download the Fluency Builders Dyslexia Program Brochure

How it Works

Early Literacy Solutions offers a single certification program for becoming a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner. The program is administered in 3 Parts. You can take as long as you need to complete the 3 parts, but the minimum time frame for completing all 3 parts will require approximately 6 months of continuously working with a student who is in the second grade or older.

 

You can register for Part 1 as soon as you have purchased the Fluency Builders Dyslexia Program.

Select a student who is in the second grade or older.

You will be using the enhanced Orton-Gillingham based Fluency Builders Dyslexia Program with your student throughout the certification process. You will need to work with your student at least twice weekly with sessions of 60-90 minutes each.

The Certification Steps Must Be Completed in the Following Order:

PART 1 ($200) Part 1 Exam and Practicum

DYSLEXIA SCREENING FOR A TARGETED INTERVENTION

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR PART 1, YOU WILL SELECT A PART1 EXAM DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU. YOU WILL RECEIVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS BY EMAIL.

Online Exam: The Science of Reading and Its Application to Dyslexia Screening

Submission of 3 videos

Student Video

You will video record your screening of the student using the Fluency Builders PreK-2 or Grades 3-12 Screener. The screening will establish baselines in every reading domain for use in progress monitoring throughout the intervention.

 

Parent Conference Video

30 minute video clip from your conference in which you explain the results/recommendations from the screening to the parent(s).

Early Work Video

Video to establish baselines of the student's reading proficiency and your early fidelity to the program

 

 

PART 2 ($100) Part 2 Exam and Practicum

THE SCIENCE OF READING AND THE STUDENT WITH DYSLEXIA

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR PART 2, YOU WILL SELECT A PART 2 EXAM DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU. YOU WILL RECEIVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS BY EMAIL.

Online Exam: The Science of Reading and Its Application to Dyslexia Intervention

Fidelity Checks

Progress Monitoring Checks

The Fluency and Comprehension Boot Camp

Ongoing Coaching

PART 3 ($200) Practicum

LEARNING

MENTORING

COACHING

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR PART 3, YOU WILL SELECT AN ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU. YOU WILL RECEIVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS BY EMAIL.

Submission of 2 videos (word lists and oral reading fluency passages) and the Most Recent Progress Tracker

Fidelity Checks

Progress Monitoring Checks

Ongoing Coaching

My experience with the Fluency Builders program has been great! Georgie was always there for me when I had any questions and she reached out to me on a regular basis. She made sure I had everything I needed to implement the program. My student has made progress since using the program. I would definitely recommend this training for anyone who wants to help a struggling reader.

 

- Heather G.

Kindergarten Teacher, Commercial Point, Ohio

From the moment I reached out to Georgie Normand about the Certified Dyslexia Practitioner Program, I felt like I had a guide, a mentor, and a cheerleader to walk with me through each step of the process. Georgie was quick to respond to email or text questions and scheduled phone calls for longer questions. She taught me the logical reasons behind each component of the Fluency Builders program and her responses were full of evidence-based research, statistical support, and years of experience working with dyslexic students. This gave me great confidence in the Fluency Builder program and built trust with the clients I am serving.

 

- Karina B.

Private Tutor, Bend, OR

REGISTER NOW

Select:

PART 1

$200

PART 2

$100

PART 3

$200

Train-the-Teacher License ($1,800)

PREREQUISITES:

  • Must be a state certified teacher

  • Must have earned the Early Literacy Solutions Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (CDP) Certification

Certified teachers who have already earned the ELS Certified Dyslexia Practitioner certification can apply for the Fluency Builders Certified Train-the-Teacher License issued by Early Literacy Solutions. This certification ensures that those who are training in-service teachers are preparing them to implement the program with fidelity. Again, the emphasis is on implementation. Applicants must submit 5 videos in which they are teaching the following:

How to Use the Fluency Builders Screeners and the Research Behind Them (Workshop)

As part of the workshop, teacher participants must watch the Fluency Builders Screener Training video. Your workshop must be a minimum of 3 hours long with at least 3 teacher participants.  Your video submission must include 2 1/2 hours of actual training.

Teacher TOOLKIT Workshop

As part of the workshop, teacher participants must watch Fluency Builders Toolkit video. Your workshop must be a minimum of 3 hours long with 3 teacher participants. Your video submission must include 2 1/2 hours of actual training.

Fluency Builders Workshop: Implementing Fluency Builders 1-14

Your workshop must be a minimum of 3 hours long with 3 teacher participants. Your video submission must include 2 1/2 hours of actual training.

Fluency Builders Workshop: Implementing Fluency Builder 15

As part of the workshop, teacher participants must watch the Fluency Builders 11-15 video. Your workshop must be a minimum of 3 hours long with 3 teacher participants. Your video submission must include 2 hours of actual training.

 

Dyslexia Awareness Workshop

As part of the workshop, the teacher participants must watch the 1-hour Fluency Builders Dyslexia Awareness video with the Stop & Review Questions. Your workshop must be a minimum of 3 hours long with 3 teacher participants. Your video submission must include 2 hours of actual training.