Orton-Gillingham Level 1: Associate Level Coursework
The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level course provides participants with instruction in the basics of the Orton Gillingham approach. The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a systematic, multisensory and diagnostic/prescriptive approach to the teaching of the continuum of language skills including reading, spelling, and handwriting. The course includes identifying the characteristics and needs of the dyslexic learner, instruction in the structure of the English language, and knowledge and skill in designing and implementing lessons. It is highly effective for teaching students with dyslexia as well as other individuals who need explicit instruction in the basic skills of language. This course offers the first 42 hours of the 60 hour requirement of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for certification at the Associate Level. The instructor is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
7 days, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fees: $1,500.00, includes teaching manual and phonogram cards (non-refundable deposit: $300.00)
Optional 3 graduate credits through Fitchburg State University (additional $295 payable through the instructor). Outside research is required for this option.
Orton-Gillingham Level 1: Associate Level Practicum and Fieldwork
The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level practicum provides teachers with the opportunity to apply the theory of O-G instruction to working with a student at their own school site. The practicum offers support and instruction as the participant designs and teaches 100 lessons under the supervision of a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham. This practicum experience requires a minimum commitment of 8 consecutive months, during which the teacher will work 1:1 with a student with dyslexia and receive 10 formal observations from the Fellow. The participant also will attend three day-long Friday seminars at our center in Needham during the school year and complete the required assigned readings. This additional training time will complete the 60 hours of required coursework. When the practicum hours, seminars, and required readings are completed, participants will have met the requirements of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for certification at the Associate Level of membership. The instructors are Fellows of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Prerequisite: Participants must have completed the Orton-Gillingham Level I course within the last two years. Enrollment is ongoing. Please call for more information.
Optional 3 graduate credits through Fitchburg State University (additional $295 payable through the instructor).