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The 30-Hour EOG Training

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Who is this course for?

Our 30-hour self-paced Orton-Gillingham training is targeted toward special education and general education Tier 1 and 2 teachers, speech and language pathologists, parents, and dyslexia advocates who prefer learning at their own pace.

At EOG we know that for some individuals it is not possible to attend a week to two week training. This self-paced training will provide participants with pure Orton-Gillingham from master trainer and Accredited Fellow of OGA and IDA Ann Edwards.

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.

What is Structured Literacy™ instruction?

According to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), Structured Literacy™ is a term used to encompass both the structure of language itself as well as the structure of the instructional approaches to facilitate the literacy learning process. It refers to both the content as well as the principles of the instruction. This type of instruction is not only apt for general learners but can be especially efficient for those struggling with language-based learning difficulties like dyslexia or learning English as a second language.

The Structured Literacy™ approach focuses on things like phoneme and morpheme awareness, phoneme-grapheme correspondences, orthography, syntax, and semantics to help with the evolution of multisensory structured language learning. The Orton-Gillingham Approach uses techniques such as these, effectively falling under the Structured Literacy™ umbrella. Note that our 30-hour course guides trainees towards becoming certified Structured Literacy™ teachers from the International Dyslexia Association.

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.

What is The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators?

Established by Founding Fellows, the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) certifies and accredits educators in the Orton-Gillingham approach.

The Academy certifies trained individuals at the Classroom Educator, Associate, Certified, and Fellow levels, eliminating any conflict of interest that training and certification within the same organization could create.