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Reading By Design Accredited Pathway



Become a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist

through the Reading by Design Accredited Pathway




accreditation-logoaccreditation-plus-logoThe Reading by Design Accredited Pathway (RbDAP) is an International Dyslexia Association Accredited Program. This accreditation assures that RbDAP program completers have engaged in a rigorous, standards-based preparation program. Region 4 is seeking to offer the Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist certification.


Upon successful completion of all Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) requirements, you are eligible to take the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI).


After passing the KPEERI you are eligible for the Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist Certification (C-SLDI) through CERIC-SLDI is a certification option listed in the Texas Education Agency’s The Dyslexia Handbook. Find more information on the 2021 update available here

According to the Center for Effective Reading Instruction, “CERI Certification will give you the opportunity to advance your teaching career and affirm your knowledge and skills in teaching literacy using a structured approach to language. Demonstrate your commitment to teaching with the most progressive certification in the profession.” Additional information about CERI can be found on its website

Participants should note that final determination for issuance of C-SLDI certificates is held solely by CERI.
Learn more about the program by visiting the links below. Check back in April 2023 to apply for the 2023-24 Cohort. We are looking forward to working with you!




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For more information, contact Mary Yarus, MEd, LDT, CALT, SLDS, or



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