“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
– Walt Disney

Neuhaus Program

"We believe that an effectively trained teacher is the key to successful readers"

Neuhaus Program

The Dyslexia Specialist Preparation Program is accredited by the Academic Language Therapy Association Centers Council, ACC, and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, IMSLEC. DSPP provides in-depth preparation for teachers and therapists working with individuals with dyslexia and other related disorders. Basic Language Skills is the core curriculum of the Program.  An individual in the DSPP completes 200 class hours, 700 clinical teaching hours under the supervision of Neuhaus staff, and other requirements.

Upon completion of the program, an individual is eligible to sit for the ALTA Registration Exam, which qualifies the individual as a Certified Academic Language Therapist, CALT. The denotation of CALT identifies the individual as a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association, ALTA, and denotes that the services offered to clients are educational and emphasize reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), spelling, handwriting, and written expression.

Neuhaus Education Center's Curriculum for the student with dyslexia is Basic Language Skills, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum for instruction in reading, writing, and spelling that utilizes multi-sensory teaching techniques. Based on the pioneering research of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a neuropsychiatrist, and on the educational and psychological insights of Anna Gillingham, a pioneer in education and psychology, the curriculum has been expanded and updated in accordance with new research findings. More information can be found on the website:


The research-based components of Neuhaus Education Center's Basic Language Skills for students with dyslexia include:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Instant letter recognition
  • Explicit instruction in decoding (phonics)
  • Extended reading in connected text to develop fluency
  • Explicit instruction in spelling
  • Extended writing, including handwriting, grammar, syntax, and various paragraph structures
  • Oral language and vocabulary development
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension


    Elizabeth Hendrix • 347-882-1074 • eahendrixnyc@gmail.com