Four Scenic Land School teachers were awarded Hill PREP Level One certification. Donna Scott, Holly Spickard, Ashley Moore and Kathy Higley completed a year-long practicum, which included 45 hours of coursework, a case study and five observations by The Hill Center, an IMSLEC accredited professional development program.
The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, IMSLEC, promotes and ensures quality training for teachers of individuals with dyslexia and related disorders. The teachers started the process in the spring of 2011. The methodology, geared toward special educators and reading specialists, is based on a multisensory structured language approach to teaching reading, written language and math.
Aspects of the Orton-Gillingham approach and precision teaching methods, which use direct instruction and daily measurement of student progress, along with individual analysis of student skill acquisition, make up what is known as the Hill Methodology. The Hill Methodology has been validated through research studies conducted by UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Wake Forest University.
The Hill Center has four levels of certification in multisensory structured language for educators to pursue. The Scenic Land teachers have completed the first level. Scenic Land School provides full day and half day programs for students with dyslexia, ADHD and related disorders.