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Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach

DateFriday, January 6th, 2017 to Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Time 9:00am to 3:30pm
Course Number1045
LocationBurlington International Airport
1200 Airport Drive
South Burlington
United States
Course Description

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory structured language instruction. Orton-Gillingham (OG) is biologically and linguistically sound, diagnostic and prescriptive, and structured yet flexible to the needs of each student. If you work with struggling readers, you will learn both the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially.

In this 30‐hour course, participants will gain an understanding of the OG Approach and how to develop an OG lesson. Participants will learn about the reading brain and dyslexia, phonology, spelling patterns, the history of the English language, and morphology.

This course will meet over 5 days from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM:

  1. Friday, January 6, 2017
  2. Monday, February 6, 2017
  3. Tuesday, February 7, 2017
  4. Monday, March 6, 2017
  5. Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The course will also cover how to:

  • teach syllable types
  • teach syllable division patterns
  • teach basic morphemes within an OG lesson
  • write a decodable text
  • deliver OG in an one-on-one, small group, or whole class setting
  • use a comprehensive scope and sequence for teaching the Orton-Gillingham Approach

Course requirements:

  • Full attendance and class participation
  • Develop OG lesson plans
  • Written summaries of assigned readings (if you are taking the course for graduate credit)

Tiers: 1, 2, and 3


This class is already running and registrations are closed.

We are offering this class again in April and May of 2017.

Please click here for more information.


Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE

Early Education Program Manager

Peggy received her Masters in Early-Childhood Special Education from Georgia State University and is certified through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She has over fourteen years of experience working in the field of special education with a primary focus on literacy and language-based learning disabilities. Her position at Stern Center for Language and Learning allows her to share her passion for evidence-based instructional practices with teachers and schools across the state.

Required MaterialsNone
AudienceReading Specialists, Special Educators, Literacy Coaches, Classroom Teachers, and Tutors
Grade LevelKindergarten-Grade 12 and adult educators
Additional InformationNote: There is no practicum offered for this course, but you can continue OG coursework in the summer and begin your practicum in the fall of 2017 toward Orton-Gillingham certification.

2 Graduate Credits are available through Castleton University for an additional cost

This course will be occurring at the Burlington International Airport. Covered parking is complimentary for each day of the course.
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