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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, April 14th, 2017 to Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Time 8:30am to 3:00pm
Course NumberThis course is sold out. Please call Caitlin Niland at (802)878-2332 to join the wait list.
LocationDothan Brook School
2300 Christian Street
White River Junction
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 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM:

  • Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Monday, May 8, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Monday, May 22, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 23, 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


Course Reviews:

“OG preaches the importance of integration and instilled in me the value of remembering to start at the beginning and teach systematically.”

“This course is chock full of helpful resources, including a language book, organization ideas, spelling rules, strategies for clipped sounds, and more!”

“I appreciated the practical ideas that Peggy shared with our class, about how to practically implement this approach, how to effectively keep track of the students with binders and organizational systems, and the concrete ideas she shared with us about how to help spark a student’s interest.”


Update: This course is sold out.
Please call Caitlin Niland at (802)878-2332 to join the wait list.



Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE

Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center

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
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