Swift Institute for Learning

The mission of the Swift Institute for Learning is to advance the understanding of dyslexia, language-based learning differences, and related learning difficulties.

The Institute is where parents and education professionals come to learn to better understand and support children who are experiencing difficulties in acquiring language literacy skills. Swift faculty and staff and visiting experts conduct free workshops throughout the school year on subjects ranging from social-emotional learning (SEL) and understanding language-based learning differences to dyslexia simulations and assistive technology. Information presented in Swift Institute workshops is based on research and evidence-based practices.

Swift Institute for Learning workshops are open to the Swift community and the general public. Participation is free but reservations are required.

The Institute also offers Orton-Gillingham training courses for a fee. Our Summer 2020 OG course is closed for registration, but you can click here to add your name to the wait list to be informed if a spot becomes available and to be notified about future course offerings.

All Swift Institute free workshops for the 2019-20 school year have been completed. Check back with us in August for our 2020-21 schedule. In the meantime, see below for an idea of the wide range of relevant topics covered by Swift Institute workshops.

The following topics were presented in Swift Institute workshops in 2019-20:

  • Experience Dyslexia® Simulations
  • Understanding Executive Function
  • OG in the Classroom
  • Social-Emotional Wellness
  • Creating Change in Your Community for Students with Dyslexia
  • What EXACTLY does Structured Literacy mean, and what does it look like in the classroom? An informational and hands-on workshop...
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Helping Kids with Learning Differences Build Social and Emotional Competence