The Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach is an explicit, systematic, prescriptive method of teaching. Developed by Dr. Samuel T. Orton (1879-1948) and Miss Anna Gillingham (1878-1963), OG is multi-modal, as instruction incorporates visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile activities to reinforce lessons. OG is appropriate for individual and small group instruction, and ALSO for whole classroom instruction. OG is a Structured Literacy approach informed by the Science of Reading. It is incredibly rewarding to work with each student as they strengthen their reading, spelling and writing skills. In addition, my advocacy work with three non-profit organizations is directed toward bringing Structured Literacy instruction to EVERY STUDENT in EVERY CLASSROOM. Literacy is a basic civil right, and I welcome individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, associations and groups to join our work.
Until Everyone Can Read.
The structured literacy methods of the Orton-Gillingham Approach are CRITICAL for struggling readers including those with dyslexia, but are also BEST PRACTICE for all students. Good readers become better readers, and struggling readers are not left behind their peers. EVERY student in EVERY classroom has the right to be taught with methods of Structured Literacy.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The Reading League
University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI)
Florida Center for Reading Research
Center for Effective Reading Instruction, Subsidiary of IDA
Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Made by Dyslexia
National Center for Learning Disabilities
IDA Dyslexia Handbook - What Every Family Should Know
Dyslexia in the Classroom - What Every Teacher Needs to Know
IDA Fact Sheets
Teaching Reading is Rocket Science, 2020
By Dr. Louisa Moats
Podcast by Emily Hanford, Educational Journalist
Hard Words: Why Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read?
Podcast Series by Emily Hanford
Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong
Decodable Text Resources - The Reading League
What is the Science of Reading? - The Reading League
Please contact me at the email below to discuss diagnostic reading instruction for individuals or groups, or if you have any questions about dyslexia and literacy.