Courses & Registration

What do we offer?

Throughout the year we offer a variety of Orton-Gillingham courses. Many of these courses can be used to satisfy CTLE requirements for continuing education (NYS). Practicum Opportunities are also available to those trainees who have completed a training course.

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  • Classroom Educator 30hr Course – Orton-Gillingham

    Dates:

    April 9th, 10th | 14th, 15th, 16th 2020

    Location:

    Tenement Museum | 103 Orchard Street | New York, NY 10002

    Time:

    8:30am – 4pm

    Additional Info:

    *A part of this course will be filmed. Consent form must be signed before registering.

    Prerequisite:

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Fellow:

    Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

    Description:

    A five-day training program introducing participants to the Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading approach and how it is used in the classroom. The course follows the curriculum and guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia.

    Topics:

    • Reading acquisition in all learners and the nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
      • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
      • Phonics
      • Reading Fluency
      • Vocabulary
      • Reading Comprehension
    • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
      • Awareness of the seminal works
      • Brain Research in relation to reading
      • Understanding the difference between an Approach and a scripted program
      • Knowledge of the principles of the instruction and the ability to explain why the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach are effective
    • Knowledge and Structure of the English Language
    • Development of the Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plan for Groups or Classroom

    Upon completion trainees are eligible for:

    • 30 CTLE Hours
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  • Certified Level Course – 100 HR Training (OFFERED ONCE PER YEAR)

    Dates:

    Module 1 Dates: November 9th , 10th , 11th 2019 – Dyslexia and The Six Syllable Types

    Module 2 Dates: December 7th & 8th 2019 – Morphology

    Module 3 Dates: February 22nd & 23rd 2020 – Grammar / Writing

    Module 4 Dates: March 28th & 29th 2020 – Lesson Planning / Extensions

    Module 5 Dates: April 17th, 18th, 19th 2020 – Assessment / Application (Guest Speaker)

    ALL MODULES ARE MANDATORY

    Location:

    University Settlement, New York, NY
    Houston Street Center – YMCA
    273 Bowery | New York, NY 10002

    Time:

    8:30am – 4pm

    Trainer for this course:

    Ann Edwards / Accredited Training Fellow
    Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

    Prerequisite:

    Trainees must have taken a Classroom Educator or Associate Level course through a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham prior to this course.

    Description:

    The Orton-Gillingham certified coursework is a 100 hr. training that prepares trainees to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach with individuals at both the basic and advanced levels. Each learning module targets a specific area in order to advance the trainees understanding and prepare them to work as independent practitioners. Certified members of the AOGPE are expected to have a deep understanding of the approach and be able to create diagnostic and prescriptive lessons for individuals of any age. Our certified course will run over six months and prepare trainees to complete a supervised practicum that will prepare them for certification through the AOGPE.

    Areas of Focus:

    • The nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
    • Understanding testing and the neurological report
    • The six syllable types – decoding, fluency, and meaning
    • Phonological and morphological awareness
    • Morphology – prefix, root, suffix
    • Grammar, sentence diagramming, writing
    • Creating diagnostic and prescriptive lessons and lesson extensions
    • Administering informal assessments that drive instruction
    • Practicum opportunities and the application process through the AOGPE

    *Readings and summaries will be given each night in accordance with the AOGPE course standards.

    Materials Included:

    course handbook, basic card deck, advanced card deck, prefix deck, chameleon deck, root deck, suffix deck, blending deck, alphabet strip, pen

    Upon completion trainees are eligible for:

    • 100 CTLE Hours
    • Practicum opportunities for certification*additional cost
    • 3 graduate credits *additional cost
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  • Associate Level Course – 60 HR Training

    Dates:

    January 18th, 19th, 20th 2020

    February 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th 2020

    Location:

    University Settlement, New York, NY
    Houston Street Center – YMCA
    273 Bowery | New York, NY 10002

    Time:

    8:30am – 4pm

    Trainer for this course:

    Sharon O’Neill - FIT /AOGPE

    Supervising Fellow:

    Ann Edwards / Accredited Training Fellow / AOGPE

    Description:

    The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level course provides trainees with the basics of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Associate Level coursework is intended to provide trainees with information that will prepare them to work either 1:1 or in a small group using the Orton-Gillinhgam Approach. Trainees will learn the rationale for selecting the Orton-Gillingham Approach for individuals with dyslexia. Trainees will learn about reading acquisition in all learners, including the brain basis of reading, and the essential components of good reading instruction. Trainees will focus on the implementation the Orton-Gillingham Approach with a student in a 1:1 tutorial setting. Trainees will practice and implement OG lesson plans with peers and learn how assessment drives instructional practices.

    *Readings and summaries will be given each night in accordance with the AOGPE course standards.

    Materials Included:

    course handbook , basic card deck, advanced card deck, suffix deck, blending deck, alphabet strip, pen

    Upon completion trainees are eligible for:

    • 60 CTLE Hours
    • Practicum opportunities for certification *additional cost
    • 3 graduate credits *additional cost
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