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.

Skills Addressed
• Sound-symbol relationships
• Decoding and encoding words
• Letter formation
• Consonant sounds
• Short and long vowel sounds
• Digraphs
• Diphthongs
• Affixes and roots
• Spelling generalizations
• Word structure
• History of the English language

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
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators is 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.  Visit www.ortonacademy.org for more information.

Program Overview

The Gillingham Manual