Slingerland® Institute for Literacy


The scientific diversity of researchers doing work related to dyslexia and learning to read and write and, relevant information is being generated from a wide spectrum of research areas. Over the past 20 years researchers have focused on not only the science of the reading brain, but what to teach, how to teach, and how to prepare professionals for teaching reading and writing to all students, but most especially those who struggle.

Alternative TextResearch reports on dyslexia are now being published from fields such as linguistics, education, genetics, neuroanatomy, and visual and auditory processing. Thus, we are quickly learning more about phonological processing in dyslexics; the etiology including genetic basis of differences in dyslexics in multiple neural systems involved in information processing. An extensive list of IDA Fact sheets can be found on the International Dyslexia Association website at

Current Slingerland research projects are in process and results will be forthcoming. Still a number of older research projects provide a validation for the approach and its results with students. Click here to get the list of those older research projects.

The NICHD Findings of Reading: What Works?

National Reading Panel

The Slingerland® Approach meets the National Reading Panel identified criteria for quality instruction:


alt textThe International Dyslexia Association created the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading in 2010. This document serves as our guide in accrediting programs that prepare teachers of reading and/or programs that specialize in preparing teachers to work with students who have reading difficulties and disabilities. One of IDA’s long term goals is to inform the public regarding the knowledge base required for skilled reading instruction. Another is to define the specific teaching capabilities that should characterize any person responsible for teaching students with dyslexia and related reading difficulties, and to identify programs that meet the standards.

The Slingerland® Approach has been accredited by the IDA as meeting the following standards:

Click to read the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)The Mission of IMSLEC is to accredit quality training courses for the professional preparation of multisensory structured language education specialists. The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy received its first Accreditation from IMSLEC in 2001. The Institute is accredited to certify individuals at the Teaching Level and at the Instructor of Teachers Level.

With these two accreditations consumers can be assured that Slingerland training meets high professional standards in the preparation of Multisensory Structured Language specialists - clinicians and teachers.

Slingerland® Institute for Literacy
PO Box 1648, Bellevue, WA 98009 US
Phone: (425) 453-1190
Fax: (425) 635-7762