One-Week Orton-Gillingham Course for Parents and Educators

For the first time ever, The Center for Learning Differences Education at Trident Academy will offer a one-week Orton-Gillingham course designed for classroom teachers and parents. The course will be held from June 23 through 26, 2014. Learn more and register.

Summer 2014 Grow ImageFor more than 40 years, Trident Academy has used the Orton-Gillingham approach to help students with dyslexia learn to read. Instruction is structured, systematic, and multi-sensory to anchor students’ learning.

This course will provide classroom teachers and parents with a basic understanding of the Orton-Gillingham approach. They will acquire knowledge and strategies to address the needs of their struggling readers. Participants will learn the structure of our written language including letter-sound associations, syllable types, syllable division patterns, and spelling rules. The importance of handwriting, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension will also be stressed. The components of an Orton-Gillingham lesson plan will presented and structured, multi-sensory procedures will be practiced.

“Parents and teachers will gain a better understanding of dyslexia,” explains Janet Jones, AOGPE fellow and course instructor.” At a minimum, parents will be able to reinforce what their child is learning. It might also prompt homeschool parents and classroom teachers take the two-week Associate Level training to fully implement the Orton-Gillingham approach.”

The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (OGCE) certification is new to the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and is a response to the need for all classroom teachers to be able to help struggling readers.

Trident Academy is one of 17 Training Programs Accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) in the United States, and one of only six whose training is accredited at the Certified level.

For more information, contact Niki Leiva at



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