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About Us

Based in Austin, Texas, the Rawson Saunders Institute (RSI) is a teacher training and resource center for educators, therapists, parents and others interested in learning the Rawson Saunders research-based, multi-sensory approach to teaching essential language skills. 

The Rawson Saunders Institute (RSI) exists to meet the profound educational need to provide teachers everywhere with the essential knowledge and tools to support dyslexic learners.  

RSI’s programs turn research into practice by preparing educators to deliver instruction proven to be virtually 100% effective in teaching all children to read.

Come Learn with UsThe mission of Rawson Saunders Institute (RSI) is to serve as a valuable educational resource and to fully and effectively prepare educators to provide a proven, research-based, multisensory approach for teaching the basic language skills of reading, writing, and spelling to all students, including those students with dyslexia and other language-learning difficulties.

Certification ProgramsAchieve your Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) or Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) certification with us. You can also work toward your Masters Degree from King's College or MSU Texas while earning your certification with Rawson Saunders Institute.


Experts in the FieldRSI is one of a handful of school-affiliated training centers in the country and it adheres to the high professional and ethical standards established by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) with therapist certification conferred by ALTA, the Academic Language Therapy Association.


Continuing professional education credits for educators.

Email us at or call 512-350-2844 for more information about classes and our Dyslexia Therapist Preparation Programs.

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The Rawson Saunders Institute is pleased to offer our courses and workshops online with RSI@Home. Register as you would for an in-person class and the Zoom link details will be emailed to you. We look forward to seeing you! 

Please email with any questions.


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Advanced Syllable Division
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Research Connections
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BLS 1B (Fall 2023 Class)
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RS Institute training is absolutely incredible! Every minute of the training is invaluable and they use the most current research and practices. The lessons that they cover apply to all areas of my teaching and I am able to back to my classroom and immediately teach the content that they have covered. They also break the training down into manageable chunks, and are right there to support you if you have any questions. This has been the most valuable training that I have attended, and I have seen tremendous growth and progress with my students.Abbye B., Dyslexia Therapist, Leander ISD

Hope and Success

The Rawson Saunders Institute gave me the tools to reach the children who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling that other programs and attempts at remediation failed. As a result of the comprehensive intensive training, I feel confident I can successfully diagnose language weaknesses and provide instruction that will increase reading, writing, and spelling skills, hope, and success.Suzann V., Reading and Math Specialist, Austin ISD


I found the RSI Dyslexia Preparation program to be delightful! The trainers made the lectures interesting, practical, and interactive. I thoroughly enjoyed working in a small group environment with other trainees and a supportive mentor. I felt so equipped and encouraged throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend this program!Cathy Y., Dyslexia Specialist, Austin ISD

Changed Lives

The Rawson Saunders Institute has given me the tools and knowledge on how to effectively implement Academic Language Therapy with adults and children who struggle with dyslexia. I have changed the lives of numerous children in the past few years thanks to the Rawson Saunders Institute.Lisa B., Dyslexia Specialist, Pflugerville ISD


I found the entire workshop beneficial. It was great to have my questions and concerns addressed. I am feeling much more confident in my instruction.Jodie K., Reading Specialist, Del Valle ISD

Love BLS

I love BLS!  It’s exactly what our kids need.Leigh H., Dyslexia Teacher, Bastrop ISD


RSI is a partner with Neuhaus Education Center. The RSI Therapist/Practitioner Program is recognized by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), meets requirements for Texas licensure, and meets criteria for membership in the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).