Specialise in Evidence-Based Structured Literacy Intervention

Enrolment for our 2024 cohorts are now open.

Cohorts for 2024 will commence in January and in July.

Face-to-face element held in Auckland.

Face-to-face element held in Queenstown.

Please note: enrolment for our January 2024 intake will close early December 2023, or when capacity is reached, whichever occurs first.

Welcome to Learning MATTERS Intervention Teaching (LMIT) Certification; professional development that specialises in evidence-based Structured Literacy intervention.

We have worked with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to develop a training curriculum and course that aligns with the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards. Our LMIT training is currently pending the status of Accreditation Plus as an Independent Teaching Course from the IDA.

Designed to build your knowledge and practice

The LMIT training is a comprehensive 12-month (hybrid) training course, specifically designed to build your knowledge and practice as a specialist intervention practitioner. As well as developing extensive knowledge of systems of phonology, orthography, syntax, morphology and semantics, participants of LMIT will be supported in learning and administering quality intervention assessment tools suitable for creating diagnostic education plans for use during evidence-based instruction. Great emphasis will be placed on developing how to teach through various practicum requirements.

Ultimately, this professional development training course will enable you to develop extensive specialised knowledge in the Science of Reading. You will be equipped to teach in an intervention setting using a gold standard Structured Literacy approach that is diagnostic, explicit, systematic, cumulative and multi-sensory.

Who is this Professional Development for?

LMIT will enhance knowledge and strengthen educators’ practice of Structured Literacy for intervention settings.

This program is designed for a range of professionals, including iDeaL Specialists, Psychologists, Literacy Tutors, RTLiTs, RTLBs, SENCos, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support Coordinators, Teaching Assistants, and Parents. Participants can expect to deepen their understanding and improve their practice of Structured Literacy to better support struggling readers and learners.

International Dyslexia Association Accreditation (pending)

Learning MATTERS has worked with the international Dyslexia Association (IDA) in developing a training curriculum and training course that aligns with the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS). The LMIT training is currently pending the status of Accreditation Plus as an Independent Teaching Course.

Course design and inclusions

The LMIT Certification is completed over a 12-month period and involves hybrid learning, including:

  • Five days of intensive face-to-face learning with a LMIT facilitator.

  • A personal login to the LMIT Online Platform (for the duration of the training) which allows access to modules and coursework anytime and anywhere (with an internet connection), alongside relevant readings and videos to further your learning and understanding.

  • Self-paced online modules to work through within a suggested schedule along with having allocated time for reflection and to complete online activities.

  • A LMIT learning folder with module workbooks, diagnostic assessment, lesson plan templates, word lists, and concept teaching cards.

  • A practicum (commencing midpoint during the course) for which participants will be required to complete the following minimum requirements:

    • 28 full multi-sensory structured literacy 1:1 sessions with a student

    • Weekly for 50-60 minutes (non-consecutive days if more than once a week)

    • Completion of three formal lesson observations. Follow up coaching and written feedback will be provided.

  • Support from the LMIT facilitators at key times during your learning to connect within group style and 1-1 remote settings to support you through the theory and practicum components.

Completion of the course

A Certification of Completion of LMIT

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion you must complete the face-to-face and online requirements of the course, and complete all the requirements of the practicum. 

In order to complete the online component in its entirety each module requires a pass of 80% or more.

Successfully completing LMIT and receiving certification will set you up to sit the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) exam. Learn more about this internationally recognised qualification here.

Investment and timings

Enrolment is now open for the LMIT 2024 cohorts. Enrolments are processed on a first come first serve basis, early enrolment is encouraged to secure your place. The 2024 cohorts will commence as follows:

5 day face-to-face training held in Auckland 
from Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January.

5 day face-to-face training held in Queenstown
from Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July.

Our 2024 cohorts are limited to a maximum of 40 participants.

The 2024 LMIT Certification investment is $3,250NZ (excluding GST) which includes all LMIT resources, access to the LMIT Online Platform, diagnostic assessments, lesson plan templates, support from LMIT facilitators including formal observations, feedback and professional marking.

Please note, our 2024 LMIT cohorts can hold a maximum of 40 participants. Though we closely track enrolment, there might be instances where the limit is exceeded. In such cases, priority is given to those who have provided signed Terms and Conditions and made prompt payment according to the required payment terms. If the enrolments exceed 40, a waitlist option will be offered.

Please note: enrolment for our January 2024 intake will close early December 2023, or when capacity is reached, whichever occurs first.


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