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The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy was founded in 1977 by Beth Slingerland as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization. Its function is to provide teacher training using the Slingerland® Multisensory Approach. This methodology is a simultaneous, multisensory, structured approach for teaching language arts to dyslexic students in the classroom.

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The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy is a non-profit organization that trains teachers to instruct students struggling with reading, writing and spelling skills. The Slingerland® Approach teaches oral and written language skills in the classroom to all types of learners, especially those with dyslexia. The Slingerland® Multisensory Structured Language Teacher Training Course is accredited at the Teaching and Instructor of Teaching levels by the International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council (IMSLEC).

Time and again, research has shown the effectiveness of the Slingerland® Multisensory Structured Language Approach (MSL) in helping children and adults with specific language disability learn how to read, spell and write. And because we train classroom teachers, each Slingerland-certified teacher can help up to 30 children each and every year. Since 1960, we have trained more than 16,000 teachers, who have helped over 3.5 million children.



"Children who receive intensive phonetic training in kindergarten and first grades have significantly fewer problems learning to read than children who are not identified or helped by third grade."

- J. Thomas Viall, Executive Director
International Dyslexia Association


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Slingerland® Institute for Literacy
12729 Northup Way, Suite 1 - Bellevue, WA 98005
P: (425) 453-1190 - F: (425) 635-7762


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