IMSLEC/IDA Accredited Program
Delaware Valley Friends School has been accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Learning Education Council (IMSLEC) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) as a center for teaching and teacher training excellence. Delaware Valley is the only school program in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to earn BOTH of these high level credentials.
DVFS Adolescent Literacy Program
Teaching professionals at Delaware Valley Friends School developed the DVFS Adolescent Literacy Program to address the needs of students in the middle and high school years with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences for whom mainstream teaching methods have been ineffective. The program is based on Orton-Gillingham principles and multisensory instructional techniques adapted to the specific developmental needs and strengths of the adolescent learner. This unique reading program gives students the tools they need to succeed academically, and gives them confidence and skills to carry with them into the future. [More about Orton Gillingham at DVFS]
The DVFS Adolescent Literacy Program is accredited by IMSLEC - the leader in recognizing excellence in multisensory teaching approaches. Accreditation was granted after a 2-year process to solidify and codify the ways in which reading, writing, and study skills are taught through the DVFS Program. The accreditation by IMSLEC recognizes that the Program meets or exceeds the standards of excellence and best practices that IMSLEC has established regarding all aspects of literacy education.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has developed standards for evaluating the specific teaching capabilities that should characterize any person responsible for teaching students with dyslexia and related reading difficulties, and to identify programs that meet those standards. One of IDA's long-term goals is to inform the public regarding the knowledge base required for skilled reading instruction. The IDA has recognized that the DVFS Adolescent Literacy Program at Delaware Valley Friends School meets the highest standards of teaching literacy skills to students with learning differences.
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader in the field of educating students (grades 3-12) with dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function disorders, ADHD, and other learning differences located in the Philadelphia area.