Orton-Gillingham is considered the 'gold standard' for remediation of dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities. This approach, developed so long ago, has stood the test of time as being able to meet the individual needs of learners. As an approach, not a program, its hallmark is individualized lessons designed to match the learning profile of the student. This requires an extensive knowledge base on the part of the teacher as well as a set of planning and teaching skills to support the student as they learn and grow. Its principles of 'direct, explicit, multisensory, sequential, diagnostic, prescriptive' (ortonacademy.org) instruction are the teaching strategies needed for student who need extra support.
Dyslexic students need teaching that meets their needs. OG has shown through time over and over again that it does just that. We need more people trained in methods that will support dyslexics in their ability to be successful at literacy. OG training is now more important than ever!
This Associate Level Training is a minimum of 60 hours coursework on the following topics: Reading Acquisition, Word Study & Spelling, Handwriting, Written Expression, Dyslexia & Nature / Needs of Dyslexic Learner, OG Approach History & Principles, Assessment, Lesson Planning.
Upon completion of the course, you will have the knowledge and tools to work with students who need intervention/extensive remediation (ex: dyslexia, learning disabilities, etc) either 1:1 or in a small group setting.
There are two options for Associate training depending on the number of hours you want to train and the type of practicum you want to do.
-Associate Option A: 60 total training hours and all ten practicum submissions done in a 1:1 remedial tutoring situation.
-Associate Option B: 70 total training hours with 5 practicum submissions in 1:1 remedial tutoring and 5 submissions in a classroom or small group.
NOTE: A 'Supervised Practicum' is an optional part of the Associate Level experience and a mandatory part of the application to the Academy. The Practicum is 100 hours of supervised teaching, including the submission of ten observations. This involves in-depth review, with feedback, of lesson plans, teaching strategy, and mentoring. It is arranged, at an additional fee, subsequent to the successful completion of the coursework.
*The Classroom Educator training is the pre-requisite for Associate Training. Completing the Classroom Educator Practicum is not a requirement.
Important Training Details:
-Time Zone: EST.
-Pre-requisite: Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator.
-This session includes an additional three hours of asynchronous tasks.
Thursdays (6:00-8:30pm): Jan 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22.
Saturdays (8:00am-2:30pm): Jan 13, Feb 3.
-Investment: $1,050 + HST
*Summer Session info soon.
To apply for this session:
*Note: Further details for application and registration are explained in the 'Application'. Please read them carefully to ensure a complete application.