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Professional Development


The HRS Learning Center provides many opportunities for education professionals to learn and enhance skills that help them meet the needs of students with learning differences.

Slingerland® Teacher Training

Slingerland Summer Courses are intensive, 4-week, full-day training sessions and include a hands-on teaching practicum. Participants learn how to present information — including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, along with spelling and writing — so the visual, auditory and kinesthetic-tactile pathways are used simultaneously to enhance student academic performance.

The Slingerland® Approach Short Classes focus on specific components of the comprehensive training. They provide practical tools for teachers, parents, or paraprofessionals who work with children who need a multisensory approach to learning. These 12.5-hour classes are typically held throughout the year and include Pre-Reading Skills, Handwriting Skills, and Screening Skills.

Wired for Reading®

Grounded in research, Wired For Reading® is an evidenced-based linguistics program — created by Laura Rogan — for reading, spelling, and vocabulary. The HRS Learning Center hosts many Wired for Reading® Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, and Intensive Courses.

Orton-Gillingham Training

The Orton-Gillingham approach combines multi-sensory techniques with the structure of the English language. The HRS Learning Center offers Orton-Gillingham Training through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE).

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