The Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory, structured literacy instruction. This course provides an overview of the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially and systematically. It covers teaching the OG lesson in K–2 classrooms and meets the coursework requirements for Orton-Gillingham Academy Classroom Educator Level.
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Reading Comprehension, and Assessment
When reading difficulties arise, as they do for many children, effective intervention hinges on accurate, well-designed assessment. In this five-part recorded webinar series, renowned literacy expert, Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., unravels the complexity of reading, writing, and reading comprehension, guides educators in assessing literacy, provides parents and educators with a better understanding of reading difficulties, and recommends targeted interventions to help children who struggle.
Trauma-Informed Social Learning Course
This course focuses on defining, identifying, and understanding children’s developmental experiences—such as early adversity or autism—that negatively impact typical social development. Our goal is to help teachers and programs protect vulnerable learners and provide the knowledge and support needed for robust instruction in social-emotional learning.
Orton-Gillingham: Diagnostic Assessment Workshop Series
Participants will learn how to administer a comprehensive diagnostic assessment that can be used as a universal assessment for students in grades K–2. This assessment battery can also be used with struggling readers to determine a starting place for OG instruction and ongoing progress monitoring.
Linking Assessment to Instruction with a Structured Literacy Approach
In this course, you will learn how to use data obtained through informal and formal testing to enhance instruction using a structured literacy or Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach. You’ll explore different profiles of dyslexia together with comorbid conditions, such as specific language impairments and ADHD.
Introduction to Orton-Gillingham for Upper Grades
In this hands-on, interactive online course designed for classroom teachers in third grade and up, you will gain a basic understanding of the Orton-Gillingham Approach, the underlying foundation of all structured literacy instruction. You’ll dive into the structure of the English language and learn how to teach it sequentially using a multisensory approach.