Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist

Requirements, Common Roles and Competencies

SNAPSHOT SUMMARY

  • Effective June 1, 2018
  • Individuals who graduated from or earned a certificate/certification with an IDA Accredited Program by September 1, 2018 will not be required to sit for the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) in order to apply for a certification with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) at any point in time thereafter.
  • Individuals completing a certification with an IDA Accredited Program after September 1, 2018, will be required to earn a passing score on the KPEERI in order to secure a certification with CERI.
  • Individuals currently engaged in a course of study/practicum experience with an IDA Accredited Program, may apply according to existing coursework and practicum requirements through May 31, 2020, but will need to sit for and pass the KPEERI after September 1, 2018.
  • Renewal: permitted with 10 CEU hours through May 31, 2020.¬† After May 31, 2020, 30 CEUs will be required of 3 year certifications and 10 CEUs will be required of 1 year certifications.
Title Earned
  • Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist
Minimum Degree Required
  • BA/BS
Program of Study Requirement
  • Under Direction of IDA Accredited Partner
  • Minimum 90 Training Hours
    • 45 Hours: focus on the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS)
    • 45 Hours: focus on assessment, progress monitoring, lesson planning, lesson delivery associated with decoding-strand skills (including phonological awareness, phonics, fluency)
  • May Include: Online Modules; Guided Independent Study
Practicum Requirement
  • Under Direction of IDA Accredited Partner
  • 1 Student
  • Passing Score on Practicum Portfolio
  • Minimum:
    • Two Academic Semesters in a Single Academic Year, Each:
      • 12 Consecutive Weeks
      • 24 Sessions
      • 2x/week for 60 minutes non-consecutive days or 3x/week for 45 minutes
      • 3 Formal Lesson Observations/Conferences with Write-Up
Exam Requirement
  • Passing Score on KPEERI Exam
Practicum Supervisor
  • Appointed by IDA Accredited Partner, Approved by CERI
Application Process and Fees
  • Complete Online Application
  • $125: Valid for 1 Year
  • $375: Valid for 3 Years
Renewal Process and Fees

Renewal: permitted with 10 CEU hours through May 31, 2020

 

  • 1 Year @ $125: Documentation of 10 KPS-Aligned CEU Hours with Approved Provider
  • 3 Year @ $375: Documentation of 30 KPS-Aligned CEU Hours with Approved Provider
  • Complete Online Renewal Application
  • NOTE: Certified Dyslexia Practitioners will renew into the Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist category.
  • NOTE:¬†Certification holders not renewing prior to expiration may be subject to additional fees.

Common Role of the Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist

Typically, the Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist provides targeted or intensive reading intervention services that reflect the principles and practices of Structured Literacy to individual and small groups of students. Students typically have a primary need for decoding strand instruction (phonological awareness, phonics (including decoding and encoding), and fluency).

 

Knowledge and Practice Competencies
All CERI certified professionals have a shared knowledge base; however, their levels of expertise with regard to practice differ.

All CERI certified professionals have knowledge of:

  • Foundational Concepts
    • Development of Oral and Written Language
    • Structure of Language
    • Recognition of Reading Difficulties
    • Intervention Practices to Support Reading Difficulties
    • Assessment (instructional planning and student response)
  • Structured Literacy Planning and Teaching
    • Lesson Planning Practices
    • Lesson Implementation Practices and Routines
    • Managing the Learning Environment
  • Ethical Standards
    • Trust
    • Respect

Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have completed a supervised practicum experience designed to ensure their ability to adequately demonstrate applied mastery of the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS), with an emphasis on Assessment, Structured Literacy Planning and Teaching, and Ethical Standards.

In addition to completing a supervised practicum experience, Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have completed a concurrent seminar that provided them with: (1) exposure to the diversity of struggling reader profiles, with an emphasis on developing readers, and the resulting implications for instruction; and, (2) access to a system of support through which they were able to secure professional feedback and guidance.

Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have demonstrated mastery in planning and delivering common KPS-aligned instructional practices and routines associated with:

  • Principles and Practices of Structured Literacy Instruction
  • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Automatic, Fluent Reading of Text

Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have also demonstrated mastery of:

  • Essential literacy assessment practices for screening, goal setting, and progress monitoring of decoding-strand skills.
  • Strategies to differentiate instruction for students in order to maximize student success

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