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Teacher/Tutor Training for Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction
2020 Orton Gillum Approach

Training Dates: July 9, 10, 13, 14, 15

Registration closes June 1st or when class fills.

The Coursework needed to achieve the Classroom Educator certification will be taught in a 30 hour training course from July 9, 10, 13, 14, 15;
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-onone tutoring.

Instructor: Nancy Redding,
Fellow/Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Covering 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
What is the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators?

The expressed purposes of the Academy are to:

  • Establish and maintain professional and ethical standards for
    practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the
    treatment of dyslexia.
  • Certify individuals who have demonstrated competence as practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
  • Accredit programs that train Orton-Gillingham practitioners and educators.
  • Accredit, in schools, clinics, and summer programs, Orton-Gillingham
    instruction that meets Academy standards.
  • Sponsor, promote and undertake research relevant to Orton-Gillingham instruction and disseminate the results of such research.
  • Promote public awareness of the needs of children and adults with dyslexia, and of the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the treatment of dyslexia.

The total cost of Classroom Educator coursework is $780; Space is limited. Course fee includes the courses’ on-line training manual, Student
Notebook, and 4 decks of drill cards. Participants must provide some supplies and their own snacks. A list of required readings and supplies is provided upon request or registration. An optional follow-up practicum, which leads to certification by the Orton-Gillinham Academy, will be discussed during the training. Teacher/Tutor Training for Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction Nancy Redding, MEd, is a Fellow with AOGPE. She has over 40 years of experience with OG, both in tutoring students of all ages, and in conducting teacher training. She has been a learning specialist at the elementary, high school and community college levels. Nancy is the co-author of Patterns For Success, an OG based reading and spelling
program designed as a supplement to OG instruction, and has presented at many workshops and conferences. She is active in International
Dyslexia Association, both on the local and national levels.