"I developed this guide as a reference for both teachers who are newly trained in The Orton-Gillingham Approach and anyone who wishes to have all of the phonetic concepts, rules, and words in one easy to find location. This information contained is priceless as it truly changes the lives of those who put in the work."
Teacher, and Mentor
Across the Country
Maryann Chatfield, a dyslexia specialist and Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators has trained and mentored many practitioners in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. An experienced educator, Maryann has spent years honing her skills. She has extensive experience teaching students with dyslexia how to read using the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach while helping to implement OG teaching techniques and procedures into reading programs across the country.
Today, Maryann and her team are busily preparing for her upcoming weekly podcast, The Welcome Dyslexia Show. The show will feature discussions with parents, teachers, dyslexia experts, and people with dyslexia who have overcome adversity and succeeded in reaching their goals. Listeners will get advice, discover new learning strategies, and hear from amazing people accomplishing incredible things.
Finally, we will continue to add more resources including new books, games, and more to help those in need, learn how to read. Maryann's goal is to encourage and inspire schools, teachers, and tutors all over the country to learn and introduce the Orton-Gillingham Approach into their reading programs as a more viable option for struggling readers.
We are working to provide teachers, schools and reading instructors with the tools and resources they require to
help those in need,
learn how to read.
We seek to help teachers and schools teach struggling readers how to read, so they may achieve academic, personal and professional success
We envision a world were all teachers have access to the tools and resources they need to ensure all students reach their fullest potential.
"There are so many people I need to thank for where I am today. Without Ms. Chatfield I really don't know where I would be and so many other teachers as well. You guys are the reason I never give up, and I never am down about being dyslexic. I kept it a secret but with help from my Kildonan friends and teachers like you, I am so proud to be dyslexic. I could not think of not being dyslexic because if makes me who I am - a smart girl. It took me 4 years to say it and ever since then I always admit it. You guys have showed me so much, and I will always thank you for that. Without my friends and my teachers like Maryann Chatfield I don't know how I would be doing in school today, but today I can finally say that I can read and write and I am working hard for it. Thank you so much."