Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Peggy & Nick Duncan
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • The Vose Foundation

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"Structured Language Basics has changed my life, and in the future will also change the lives of my students. With this knowledge, I truly believe it will be possible to teach ALL of my children to read and read well!"

Janet | Tuttle

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Evidence-Based Instruction

Effective teaching and educational intervention is an imperative part of teaching an individual with dyslexia how to read. The International Dyslexia Association(IDA) widely promotes the use of an evidence-based, multisensory approach to teaching reading. This means the curriculum used in the classroom and in reading intervention should teach the science behind reading in a way that involves all of the senses. This instruction method is also often referred to as the Orton-Gillingham approach. 

What is taught in an Evidence-based approach? 

  1. Phonological Awareness
  2. Sound-Symbol Association
  3. Syllable Types
  4. Morphology
  5. Syntax
  6. Semantics

How is a multisensory approach taught?

  • Simultaneously- uses hands-on, visual, and auditory methods simultaneously to enhance memory and learning
  • Systematic & Cumulative- follows the logical structure of language by starting with the basic concepts and moving on the more complex ones
  • Direct Instruction- every concept is taught, no matter how "obvious" it may be
  • Individualized- instruction is prescriptive based on the continuous assessment of a students grasp of concepts
  • Synthetic and Analytic- shows how parts of language come together to form a whole and how language as a whole can be broken down into different components

The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Counsel(IMSLEC), a IDA partner agency, sets standards for quality multisensory curricula, and certifies institutions which are meeting the best practice standards to teaching reading.