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Orton-Gillingham is an effective approach to teaching. 

A Brief Background

Developed by neuropsychiatrist and pathologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton and by educator and psychologist Anna Gillingham, this approach recognizes and addresses the specific needs of the dyslexic learner by providing systematic, cumulative and personalized instruction, using multi-sensory techniques. The outcomes are improved reading accuracy and comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, written work and spelling skills. The professional body that oversees the O-G approach and its instruction, is the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). They are committed to establishing and maintaining "professional and ethical standards for practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham approach for the treatment of dyslexia." Contact Karen to see how this approach will meet the needs of your struggling learner. 

 The Orton-Gillingham  approach addresses the following:

  • visual/auditory drills
  • kinesthetic reinforcement
  • phonemic awareness (focus on sounds)
  • phonics
  • fluency (addressed at all levels)
  • comprehension
  • orthography (spelling)
  • handwriting
  • etymology (history of language)
  • morphology (word structure)
  • study skills and learning strategies

Providing personalized Orton-Gillingham instruction for learners with dyslexia. 

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