SARA

Shelton Academic Reading Approach (SARA)

This course may be taken for graduate level credit as part of the required coursework for the Master of Arts in Teaching through Dallas Baptist University. Get more information about Degree Programs through DBU.

This course is taught at the Shelton School in Dallas, Texas. (map)


Teaching Level Certification Coursework

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Coursework and Practicum – $2600
All instructor materials needed to implement the program are included. Students materials are not included, however, during the training guidance is given in selecting and purchasing appropriate student materials.

Course Description: SARA addresses basic language skills for reading, writing and spelling. Participants are trained in the use of a multisensory structured language program for students with specific language disabilities such as dyslexia and related disorders. SARA is based on the Alphabetic Phonics approach and utilizes the Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia materials developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

This course satisfies all requirements at the Teaching Level and prepares the participant for the Alliance National Registration Exam at the Dyslexia Practitioner Level.

Prerequisite: A Bachelor's degree is required for Teaching Level certification

  • Written Language Skills Intervention for Students with Dyslexia (EDUC 5350)
    (Take Flight Based)
    • Option 1:  June 3 - 7, 2019 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
    • Option 2:  August 5 - 9, 2019 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
  • Theory to Practice
    (Take Flight based, DBU Course EDUC 5352)
    This course satisfies all requirements at the Teaching Level and prepares the participant for the Alliance National Registration Exam at the Dyslexia Practitioner Level.
    Course Instructor: Nancy Coffman
    • Option 1: 6 Saturdays Fall 2019/Spring 2020 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
    • Option 2: 5 sets of 2 day seminars (10 days total) Fall 2019/Spring 2020 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
    • All Dates to be Determined by instructor and participants
  • Teaching Level Practicum I (EDUC 6340)
    • Required for certification
    • 5 demonstration lessons (minimum)
    • 60 clinical teaching hours
    • Minimum 9-month period

Therapy Level Certification Coursework

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Learn more about the SARA program. (PDF)

 

Coursework and Practicum – $2600
All instructor materials needed to implement the program are included. Student materials are not included, however, guidance is given in selecting and purchasing appropriate student materials.

Course Description: SARA addresses basic language skills for reading, writing and spelling. Participants are trained in the use of a multisensory structured language program for students with specific language disabilities such as dyslexia and related disorders. SARA is based on the Alphabetic Phonics approach and utilizes the Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia materials developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

This course satisfies all requirements at the Therapy Level and prepares the participant for the Alliance National Registration Exam at the Dyslexia Therapist Level.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of SARA Teaching Level (SARA1)

  • Therapeutic Implementation of Written Language Skills Intervention for Students with Dyslexia (EDUC 5351)
    (Take Flight Based)
    Prior to enrolling in this Therapy Level course, participants must have completed the corresponding Teaching Level course. This course satisfies all requirements at the Therapy Level and prepares the participant for the Alliance National Registration Exam at the Dyslexia Therapist Level. The course will train participants in the therapeutic analysis of written language disorders. A master’s degree is recommended for Therapy Level Certification (by completion of the coursework and practicum.)
    Course Instructor: Nancy Coffman
    • June 10 - 14, 2019 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
  • Diagnosing Learning-Different Children – Referral and Testing (EDUC 5344)
    Participants must have bachelor’s degree. This on-site course will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder, Reading Disorder or dyslexia, and Developmental Coordination Disorder or dysgraphia, the most common learning disabilities, as well as ADHD, one of the most common behavioral difficulties. Participants will be taught the general guidelines for administering some of the psychoeducational tests used to evaluate these difficulties, will practice interpreting testing reports, and will learn what interventions are most appropriate for each disorder. Completion of this course would be part of a degree or licensure/certification plan, but would not qualify the participant to diagnose without further training.
    Course Instructor: Laure Ames, Ph.D.  
    • Option 1: June 3 - 7, 2019 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm) - Registration is CLOSED
    • Option 2: July 29 - August 2, 2019 (8:30 am – 5:30 pm) - Registration is CLOSED
  • Saturday Seminars
    Fall 2019 Seminars - 5 Saturdays 8:30pm - 4:30pm
    Classroom Management of the Learning Different Student (EDUC 5342)

    Spring 2020 Seminars - 5 Saturdays 8:30pm - 4:30pm
    Classroom Instruction of the Learning Different Student (EDUC 5343)

    The Saturday Seminars are part of the Therapy Level coursework in SEE and are included in the Therapy Level course fee.
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  • Therapy Level Practicum II (EDUC 6341)
    • Required for certification
    • 10 demonstration lessons (minimum)
    • 350 clinical teaching hours (minimum)
    • Minimum 2-year period

This course may be taken for graduate level credit as part of the required coursework for the Master of Arts in Teaching through Dallas Baptist University. Get more information about Degree Programs through DBU.