* Internship Programme

Paid internship for fresh post-graduates in Clinical Psychology and graduates/post-graduates in Special Education.

Opportunity to get exposure and cutting-edge training in the emerging field of Specific Learning Disability along with guidance from experts.

* Dyslexia Therapist Training Program

A 2 year part-time certificate course in Dyslexia therapy organised in collaboration with the Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico (MLTI-NM).

Includes theory and hands-on classes.

Trainees are required to complete 700 hours of hands-on teaching to qualify for certification.

Course completion certificates awarded by MLTI-NM and MDA jointly.

Lead Trainer: Sandra Dillon

M.A., CALT; Director, MLTI-NM; Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT); Qualified Trainer and Qualified Instructor, with decades of experience at the Albuquerque Public School’s Language Clinic for Students with Dyslexia

Course Coordinator, Local Supervisor and Trainer: Masarrat Khan

M.A. (Cl. Psych), M.A. (Eng. Lit.), CALT; CEO, MDA


Graduation in Psychology, Human Development, Child Development, Language, Education or related fields. Preference to mainstream teachers, occupational and speech therapists and those already in the field of Special Education.

* Training in the use of the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Programme (FIE)

* Using Assistive Technology

* Short-term training programmes for professionals and parents in language, Mathematics and behaviour

Other workshops and training programmes:

  • Awareness workshops about Specific Learning Disability
  • Teaching reading and comprehension in the mainstream classroom
  • Teaching reading and comprehension to children with Specific Learning Disability
  • Multi-sensory math for children with learning disabilities 

For information on workshops and training programmes for schools, please visit MDA in Schools section on our website.