What is the sequence of courses in Orton-Gillingham Training?
- Associate Level Course: 7 days of initial coursework (42 hours)
- Associate Level Practicum and Seminars: 3 days of additional coursework (18 hours) + 100 hours of individual O-G tutoring with a minimum of 10 observations by a Fellow over a minimum of 8 consecutive months.
- Certified Level Coursework and Practicum: After the Associate level requirements are met, 100 hours of additional coursework + 200 hours of additional tutoring with a minimum of 10 observations by a Fellow over a minimum of 2 years.
I have researched many organizations that offer Orton-Gillingham training. Why should I choose the Professional Training Institute?
Our Orton-Gillingham training is accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, which means that our training program has undergone a rigorous application and site-visitation process. Our training meets the standards set forth by the Academy.
Our training and supervision are offered by Fellows of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
We offer training that meets the needs of working professionals. Our courses are offered on weekends and in the summer. Our seminars are offered in the evenings.
Why is your Associate Level course 7 days long? I see 5-day courses offered by other groups.
The standards set forth by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators require 60 hours of coursework at the Associate Level. Our Orton-Gillingham Associate Level training is the first step toward certification. We offer a 42-hour course, and then you may begin the practicum and additional 18 hours of instruction in a seminar format. Other training programs may not be accredited in the same way.
Are there any prerequisites before enrolling in an Orton-Gillingham training program?
You must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. If you are not a teacher by profession, you must make an appointment with the Fellow before enrolling.
May I complete my practicum experience at your Learning Center?
We are available to travel to your school to observe you with your student during the school day.