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CC's Literacy Intervention Specialist Program Receives National Recognition

Colorado College’s Literacy Intervention Specialist Program, a two-year training program, with option toward a Master of Arts in Teaching for Experienced Teachers, has been named by the International Dyslexia Association as one of only nine university programs in the United States that meets the organization’s “Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.”

CC’s Literacy Intervention Specialist Program is a graduate certification program designed to enhance teaching abilities and further education in the field of reading and reading disabilities.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) standards provide the most thorough, research-supported documentation of what every teacher ought to know and be able to demonstrate, whether they are teaching dyslexic students, other struggling readers or the general student population.

“The value of this program to teachers is evident from the response. We’ve had teachers coming in for the two-year program from as far away as Washington State,” said Lynne Fitzhugh, Ph.D., a Certified Academic Language Therapist and executive director of the Colorado Literacy and Learning Center. Fitzhugh, whose area of specialty is dyslexia and related learning disabilities, developed the program at Colorado College in 2008 and continues to lead the CC program.

For more information, go to:
http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/forthemedia/releases/2012/Literacyinterventionprogram.doc
and
http://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/summersession/graduatemat-students/literacy-intervention-specialist-program-LISP/