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Orton-Gillingham Training
2020 Orto-Gillingham Approach

Back by popular demand! The Holy Names University School of Education is offering its virtual training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach this fall. Orton-Gillingham Approach synchronous Zoom trainings will take place over three weekends. You must attend all three weekends in order to complete the training:

October 17-18, 2020
November 7- 8, 2020
December 5-6, 2020

All synchronous trainings take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  An additional 18 hours of asynchronous training will be available over this time period.

This training provides the coursework needed to achieve the Classroom Educator certification will be taught in a 36-hour training course; the registrant should be a teacher, ed therapist, allied professional, education or ed therapy student. This level of training membership prepares a teacher for implementing the Orton-Gillingham Approach within a classroom or small group, and is required for the Associates next level course, the next level in AOGPE which emphasizes course about one-on-one tutoring.

Expect to cover the following topics:
• Dyslexia and reading disorders
• The rationale for structured literacy, in particular the Orton-Gillingham Approach
• Phonology & phonological awareness
• The motor component, orthography of English, and the writing process
• Basic phonics for reading and spelling
• Intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
• The lesson plan, and teaching materials
• General history of the English language and beginning morphology
• Informal assessment and diagnostic prescriptive teaching
• Accuracy, automaticity, and fluency

For more information: View flier (PDF)

To register: Please complete this registration form (PDF) and return to Brad Henry at

To pay for your registration: Follow this link to make an online payment.