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Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.


Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach

DateFriday, October 20th, 2017 to Friday, December 15th, 2017
Time 8:30am to 3:30pm
Course Number1100
LocationHoly Family Church Community Hall
4 Prospect Street
Essex Junction
Course DescriptionThe 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. 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  

Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE

Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center

Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE is the Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont. Price provides training at the Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels in addition to a broad array of OG workshops and webinars. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a master’s in Early Childhood Special Education. She has worked in the field of special education since 2002 in public and private school settings.

Required MaterialsNone
AudienceReading Specialists, Special Educators, Literacy Coaches, Classroom Teachers, and Tutors
Grade LevelK - Adult Learners
Additional Information

Please note, this course is full. To join the wait list, contact Caitlin Niland at cniland@sterncenter.org or (802)878-2332 extension 320.

This course will occur over 5 days:
– Friday, October 20, 2017
– Thursday, November 2, 2017
– Friday, November 3, 2017
– Thursday, December 14, 2017
– Friday, December 15, 2017

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Having the opportunity for a coach to watch your lesson and give you feedback based on a student's needs is crucial for professional growth. The O-G course and practicum are invaluable and the effects will last a lifetime for all of us.

- Special Education Teacher in an Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator training course