Region 8 Education Service Center Breaks New Ground with Accredited IMSLEC Program

Region 8 Education Service Center (ESC 8) proudly announces its groundbreaking achievement as the first Education Service Center in Texas to offer an International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) accredited Dyslexia Therapist Training Program recognized by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). This milestone validates ESC 8's commitment to providing cutting-edge educational opportunities and furthering excellence in education.

IMSLEC is a globally recognized organization dedicated to ensuring high standards in the training of professionals in multisensory structured language instruction, an approach that has proven to be exceptionally effective in teaching individuals with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.

The Dyslexia Therapist Training Program at Region 8 ESC is poised to strengthen literacy education, offering comprehensive professional development designed to equip educators with the tools and knowledge needed to make an impact in the districts they serve. The IMSLEC accreditation ensures that participants receive the highest quality training and certification recognized nationally and internationally.

Region 8 Education Service Center's Dyslexia Therapist Training Program is led by Johnnie Freeman and training cohorts are instructed by Cherise Wicks and Kimberly McCullough, all experts in the field of multisensory structured language instruction. They share a wealth of experience and passion with participants, modeling the necessary skills to unlock the potential of every student. This initiative reflects Region 8 ESC's ongoing dedication to fostering educational excellence and raising the standard of literacy education in Northeast Texas.

Graduates of the Dyslexia Therapist Training Program will be equipped with evidence-based strategies and techniques to address the specific needs of students struggling with dyslexia and related challenges. This specialized training will empower educators to make a lasting difference in the lives of their students. IMSLEC accreditation is evidence that professionals have completed rigorous IMSLEC-approved Teacher/Therapy Training Courses.

For more information about the IMSLEC-accredited Dyslexia Therapist Training Program at Region 8 ESC, please contact


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