Orton Gillingham

“Orton-Gillingham method is multi-sensory; scientific -based; and follows a specific sequential order. Multi-sensory teaching is simultaneously visual, auditory, and kinesthetic/tactile to enhance memory and learning. Links are consistently made between the visual (what we see), auditory (what we hear) and kinesthetic/tactile (what we feel). This approach is used to link the sounds of the letters with the written symbol. Students use all three pathways to the brain for learning rather than focusing on a "sight-word" or memory method. Studies have shown that many early learners have weak visual and/or auditory memories, and for them the sense of touch becomes necessary to their memory function. Research supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) supports the fact that all children in structured, sequential, multisensory programs that use direct explicit teaching of letter-sound relationships made significant gains in decoding skills.”
- The International DYSLEXIA Association®
Teaching methodologies are grounded in scientific principles. An Orton-Gillingham approach is used in conjunction with other research-based interventions. Instruction is delivered by a highly qualified, effective, and experienced reading specialist.

Classes have a clear focus that follows a coherent sequence from week to week.  As students progress systematically through the program not only do they build foundational reading skills, but they gain a sense of achievement, confidence, and independence.

"The art of teaching reading is like weaving a beautiful tapestry. Like every tapestry, reading knowledge is made up of tightly woven, strong foundational threads. Each thread must be present to make the tapestry strong, able to withstand lifelong use, and functional through all seasons."
- K. Tankersley


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