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Welcome to my Orton-Gillingham class!
Joanie Gerken, Fellow/AOGPE

The Orton-Gillingham classes will be held Monday - Friday, July 7 to July 18, 2008  from 8 am to 4pm daily (with a one hour lunch break).

Course Description.
This seminar follows the Associate curriculum guidelines established by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators which includes classroom instruction, selected readings, and supervised teaching.


Course Materials


Materials: Each participant will receive:

  • Guide to Teaching Phonics by June Orton
  • Reading deck

Cost: $1,200 (includes materials)


Credit: 7.0 CEUs


Topics covered include:

Language, reading and motor development

Characteristics of dyslexia

Neurological overview of the brain and learning styles

History of the Orton-Gillingham Approach

The Orton-Gillingham Approach

Sequence of language acquisition

The Orton-Gillingham Lesson

Diagnostic and prescriptive teaching

History and understanding of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham

Practitioners and educators


Following this coursework, those interested in pursuing the Associate

credential with the Orton-Gillingham Academy must complete 100 hours

of supervised teaching. This practicum may be arranged through The

Rankin Institute or arranged individually with the instructing Fellow.


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