What is MSLE?

Multisensory Structured Literacy Education (MSLE), which incorporates the Orton -Gillingham approach, is a systematic phonics-based approach to literacy education that requires students to use more than one modality (auditory, kinesthetic, and visual) when learning new concepts and practicing already taught concepts.

What aspects of literacy does MSLE training include?

The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Bangor’s MSLE training includes instruction on how to teach letter to sound correspondences, orthography, morphology, phonological awareness, vocabulary building, fluency, and comprehension using a multisensory approach.

When is the training offered and who is eligible?

The year-long training is offered yearly. Each training course begins in the summer. It is open to any professional who holds a bachelor’s degree and successfully passes a background check. See the MSLE training brochure and the 2020-2021 training syllabus for more information.

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How do I apply for MSLE training at the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Bangor?

A Children’s Dyslexia Center of Bangor registration form and a trainee application with all the supporting documentation must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the first class. An in-person or phone interview with the Center director is required as well. The training is limited to six participants per year.

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Does MSLE training contribute towards my higher education?

The King’s College of Wilkes-Barre, PA has a Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Reading program that accepts the MSLE training we provide as credit hours. Two initial courses are equivalent to six credit hours within this program, and advanced courses count as an additional six. Find more information about their program on their website.

King’s College Orton-Gillingham Program

Children’s Dyslexia Center of Bangor Phonogram Cards

The Bangor Branch is the only branch in the Scottish Rite Northern Jurisdiction creating decks of phonogram cards for teachers and parents alike. Reflecting the Children’s Dyslexia Center scope and sequence, this unique deck illustrates the appropriate use of consonants, vowels, affixes, and sound blends during sight-reading.

Phonetic and morphological information is printed on the back of each card. If you are interested in ordering a deck, please contact [email protected]. Discounts of 10% are available for Center Directors placing a bulk order of 10 or more decks!