The Simultaneous Multisensory Institute of Language Arts (S.M.I.L.A.), located in Memphis, TN, with teacher training sites in Nashville and Knoxville, is an educational organization that is geared toward helping children with specific language difficulties develop strong reading and writing skills. S.M.I.L.A. has trained educators in the simultaneous, multisensory approach to language arts instruction since 1992. Since its inception, the Institute has been held every summer and has worked with hundreds of educators and students from public and private schools in the Mid-South area.