This training offers participants the opportunity to learn an effective approach for teaching children with language-based learning difficulties.
The Orton-Gillingham Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory structured language instruction. Orton-Gillingham (OG) is biologically and linguistically sound, diagnostic and prescriptive, and structured yet flexible to the needs of each student. If you work with struggling readers, you will learn both the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially.
The training prepares teachers to instruct diagnostically and prescriptively. Participants will gain an understanding of the OG Approach and how to develop an OG lesson. Participants will learn about the reading brain and dyslexia, phonology, spelling patterns, the history of the English language and morphology.
This training is ideal for educators working with students who have a language-based learning disability. This course is specifically designed for classroom teachers and is the first step in preparing teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham approach in the classroom, allowing teachers to use direct instruction to bring a multi-sensory, structured, and linguistic phonics-based approach into the mainstream classroom.
This training provides an understanding of the Orton-Gillingham approach and the skills necessary to apply it in the classroom, small group, or one-on-one settings like those offered at Chatham Academy and Royce Learning Center. This course focuses on phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
After participating in this training, teachers will be able to assess, evaluate, and teach children how to read, write, and spell proficiently, and how to develop effective lesson plans. Participants will gain an understanding of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and how to develop a classroom Orton-Gillingham lesson. Participants will learn about the reading brain and dyslexia, phonology, spelling patterns, the history of the English language and morphology.
Classroom Educator Level, 32-Hour Course
Four Fridays in January and February 2020
Friday, January 24 8:30a – 4:30p
Friday, January 31 8:30a – 4:30p
Friday, February 7
8:30a – 4:30p
Friday, February 14 8:30a – 4:30p