About The Program

Remedial Training for Children with Specific Disability in Reading, Spelling, and Penmanship

The Orton-Gillingham approach has been the most crucial and significant reading intervention designed specifically for children and adults with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The Gillingham Manual is the backbone of this approach.

Based on the extensive research of neurologist Dr. Samuel Orton and teacher Anna Gillingham, the Orton-Gillingham approach uses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic associations to help students learn sound-symbol relationships. This multisensory reading intervention is an unsurpassed tool for preventing and remediating reading difficulties.

Training Required
It is recommended that teachers receive training before implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach. For more training information, visit www.ortonacademy.org.
Introductory Course
EPS is now offering a 10-hour online introductory course, Dyslexia: An Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Upon completion, participants are eligible for Subscriber Level Membership in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Visit training.epsbooks.com for more information.
Skills Addressed
• History of the English language
• Sound-symbol relationships
• Letter formation
• Spelling generalizations
• Dictionary use
• Short and long vowel sounds
• Digraphs
• Diphthongs
• Affixes and roots
• Word structure
• Consonant sounds
• Decoding and encoding words

Program Overview

The Gillingham Manual