The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC) has been listed as one of the independent teacher training programs accredited by International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC)-- through its academic partnership with Wilson Language--has been listed as one of the independent teacher training programs accredited by International Dyslexia Association (IDA): https://dyslexiaida.org/accredited-teaching-training-programs/.
Both Wilson Language and the IDA have stringent requirements for academic partnership and accreditation, respectively. The UURC currently has 2 licensed Wilson Trainers (i.e., Michele Blake and Grace Craig) who successfully completed a 5 year course of study that included 3 separate 18 month-long practica with students who have severe reading difficulties. These staff members are the only licensed Wilson trainers in the state of Utah. Last month, Wilson Language invited an additional UURC staff member to begin the process for trainer licensure (i.e., Holly Dean).
The focus of Wilson practica is to help educators develop the theoretical and applied knowledge they need to help students with dyslexia become more successful readers and writers. It is important to note that the UURC offers Wilson scholarships to Utah educators—locally and via distance technology. The practica are rigorous and intensive, but extremely rewarding. Moreover, Wilson Level I certification meets requirements for the Tier III component of the USOE Reading Intervention Endorsement. Interested educators are encouraged to go to http://www.uurc.utah.edu/Educators/Wilson.php for more information.