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Student in Orton-Gillingham class

Orton-Gillingham is a specific approach to teaching students who are diagnosed with a language-based learning difference such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.

Rooted in contemporary research and with 70+ years of teaching practice, the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach is highly diagnostic and individualized. Instruction is a structured, systematic, and multisensory approach to teaching reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) to students.  The goal is to strengthen and create new pathways in the brain with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (VAK) tactics while teaching lessons.  This approach is integrated into all subject areas taught at Trident Academy.

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