Referred to as the gold standard of reading instruction and remediation, The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a highly structured way 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.
- The 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 literacy success.