Did you know that 80% of learning disabled students are dyslexic?
As a certified trainer in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, my goal is to educate as many teachers as I possibly can in my lifetime. Trainings are ideal for classroom teachers, assistants, reading teachers, special educators, title 1 teachers, literacy coordinators, and speech and language pathologists. Please contact me if you need a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy. I welcome any opportunity to discuss teacher training.
Orton-Gillingham is fast becoming a household word; it is truly sweeping the nation. 1 in 5 special education students is dyslexic; that translates to 20% of our population. Although the Orton- Gillingham Approach was designed for dyslexic individuals, it is highly effective for the general population as well. To that end, the Orton-Gillingham Approach is being used in public schools across the country. Read more...
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The Orton-Gillingham Approach - Confirmed by Neuroscience
• The Orton-Gillingham Academy was the first and remains the only group that has been incorporated by an official agency to approve standards for Orton-Gillingham training of teachers of dyslexic learners.
• In the fact of the incorporation by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, it recognized Orton-Gillingham as THE legitimate approach for the treatment of dyslexia.
• I am passionate about training teachers in the Orton-Gillingham Approach so that they are able to recognize and help children with dyslexia. The Orton-Gillingham Approach has been proven - neuroscientist (Kenneth R. Pugh, PhD) confirms it.
• This approach, while designed for dyslexic individuals, is a perfect fit for English as a Second Language learners, a superior intervention for K-3, and it also works for general education students.
"I'd like to thank you for the outstanding training session I attended this summer. It was very informative and taught me many concepts about the foundation of literacy." -Danielle Rugulo, Special Education, Oceanside School District
“...of the 225 at-risk students, 76% 1st graders reached their target comprehension and word decoding scores after participating in the Orton-Gillingham Approach for 30 minutes a day, five days a week in small group setting.” -Oswego Community School District 308, Oswego, IL, School year 2008-2009
"Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity to learn the OG approach and become a beacon of hope for those students who struggle with reading and writing. I look forward to working with you throughout the school year and seeing progress with my student. Relative to other courses I’ve completed, the quality of the instruction in this course was thorough, well planned, intense, and valuable to my teaching experience." -Maggie Stines, Special Education Teacher, Oceanside School District