The 60-Hour Training

The 5 EOG Training Pillars

  • Phonological awareness

    Phonological awareness
    The awareness that words are made of individual sounds and the ability to manipulate those sounds.

    *The greatest predictor of reading success.

  • Phonics

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

  • Fluency

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


  • Vocabulary

    Vocabulary, or the understanding of that words mean, is a key in comprehension.

  • Comprehension

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

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On-going Courses

  • Course Level
  • Self-Paced Course
    Pre-Recorded Online Course
    Coming Soon
  • 30 HR COURSE
    Summer 2024
    9:00AM - 3:00PM EST
    Friday, July 12
    Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
    (6 days total)
    Remote (Livestream)
  • 60 HR COURSE
    Summer 2024
    9:00AM - 3:00PM EST
    Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
    Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
    (10 days total)
    Remote (Livestream)
  • 60 HR COURSE
    Winter & Spring 2024
    9:00AM - 3:00PM EST
    February 19th-23rd
    March 1st, 22nd
    April 12th
    May 3rd, 24th
    (10 days total)
    Remote (Livestream)
  • Private Training
    To be scheduled

Who It’s For

Our 60-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 60-hour level, participants must have access to teaching OG in a classroom or small group setting.

Topics Covered

  • Nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
    • Phonological, phonemic awareness, and phonics
    • Reading fluency and vocabulary
  • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
    • Essential components such as diagnostic, prescriptive, synthetic, analytic, sequential, structured, systematic, and cumulative
    • Multisensory visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile (VAKT)
  • Assessment
    • Awareness of dyslexia, language difficulties, and their severity within a student
    • Ability to assess and address these difficulties using the Orton-Gillingham Approach
    • Formal and informal assessment measures
  • Advanced lesson planning strategies
    • Objectives, written work, oral work, spelling, decodable text, multisensory methods, and feedback
  • Application training for future certification

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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, can show 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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