The 30-Hour EOG Training

The 5 EOG Training Pillars

  • Phonological awareness

    Phonological awareness
    The awareness that words are composed of sounds and those sounds have distinct articulatory features.

  • Phonics

    Phonics
    Phonics is the ability to recognize letter-sound relationships in words.

  • Fluency

    Fluency
    Fluency is the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression.

  • Vocabulary

    Vocabulary
    Vocabulary size and word-meaning strategies predict comprehension.

  • Comprehension

    Comprehension
    Understanding the meaning of text and integrating it with previous knowledge.

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30-Hour Course Options

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  • 30 Hour Course
    August 16-20,2021
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
    Remote
    Available
  • 30 Hour Course
    August 16-20,2021
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
    In-Person
    Not Available
  • 30 Hour Course
    August 24-30,2021
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
    Hybrid
    Not Available

40-Hour Extension Course

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  • 40 Hour Course
    February 21-25,2022
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
    Remote
    Available

60-Hour Course Options

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  • 60-Hour Course
    July 19-23 & 26-30
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
    Remote
    Available

100-Hour Course Options

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  • 100-Hour Course
    TBD
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    Schedule every 2 years
    Summer 2022

Who It’s For

Our 30-hour Orton-Gillingham training is targeted toward special education and general education classroom teachers. Those who provide literacy instruction in a small group setting will benefit from the topics taught during this course.

In order to pursue certification at the 30-hour level, participants must have access to teaching OG in a classroom or small group setting.

The 30-hour training does NOT lead to a certification in 1:1 OG Tutoring. If this is what you are looking for, please see our 60-hour training.

Topics Covered

  • 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
    • Remote learning lesson plans and strategies

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Orton-Gillingham Approach?

Orton-Gillingham is a highly structured approach used to teach reading, spelling, and writing to all students, specifically those with dyslexia.

Developed by Dr. Samuel Orton, Anna Gillingham, and Bessy Stillman, the core focus of this proven approach is to teach reading and spelling in a logical, systemic, multisensory, and sequential way that meets the unique needs of the individual learner.

By using the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic centers of the brain, Orton-Gillingham aims to ‘rewire’ the neurological connections in the language centers of the dyslexic brain. For more information on the approach and how it can help students (especially those with dyslexia or other language-based learning difficulties) click here.

How does Orton-Gillingham help individuals with dyslexia?

The Orton-Gillingham Approach helps students with dyslexia to better recognize and organize all the elements of language. The individual focus also gives learners the extra attention they may need, leading to increased linguistic competence and confidence.

Multisensory teaching concepts help to connect different areas of the brain that may need additional stimulation in order to process language. By using visual, kinesthetic, and auditory teaching techniques, a student with dyslexia can see, write, and listen to the way a letter or word sounds, helping them to better learn and recall when reading, writing, and spelling. This approach, which focuses on all the senses, shows students how to decode patterns in words on their own, all things which contribute to being successful in literacy.

Who benefits from learning through the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

All students can benefit from the Orton-Gillingham Approach; individuals with dyslexia or other language-based learning difficulties need it and may not learn to read without it.

This cognitive and emotionally sound approach with decades of successful history helps students better connect with language and words for an improved learning experience.

The science of reading is complex, which is why Orton-Gillingham focuses on structured and multisensory teachings that help students make better connections to the structures of the language. It’s the structured, simultaneous integration of the senses that rewires specific areas of the brain that connect print, sound, and meaning that will help every and any student learn to read.

Using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, teachers will feel confident, empowered, and proud that they’re truly making a difference in the lives of many students who may not have learned to read as effectively otherwise.

Can I get certified at Edwards-Orton Gillingham online?

We offer Orton-Gillingham training, courses, and certification information for becoming a dyslexia therapist or specialist online and in-person for both individuals or teams. Once you complete one of our training courses and meet eligibility requirements, you can apply for certification through the AOGPE.

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