What Does the Academy Do?

The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators is unique in being the only organization established and authorized expressly to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and to certify teachers and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards. The Academy is incorporated and operates under the New York State Education Law, its corporate status being authorized in 1995 by action of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York on behalf of the Education Department of the State of New York. It is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

 

The expressed purposes of the Academy contained in its Certificate of Incorporation are:

 

boxEstablish and maintain professional and ethical standards for practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the treatment of dyslexia.

 

boxCertify individuals who have demonstrated competence as practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

 

boxAccredit programs that train Orton-Gillingham practitioners and educators.

 

boxAccredit, in schools, clinics, and summer programs, Orton-Gillingham instruction that meets Academy standards.

 

boxSponsor and promote research relevant to Orton-Gillingham instruction and disseminate the results of such research.

 

Promote public awareness of the needs of children and adults with dyslexia and of the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the treatment of dyslexia.

 

Academy Membership

» Learn more about the Academy's levels of membership and certification program.

 

DEADLINES

Academy membership application submissions.

 

Applications for membership at the Associate, Certified, and Fellow levels are reviewed twice a year. Fully completed applications, checklists and required letters of support must be post marked by

 

January 10 or post marked by July 10

Confirmation letters are mailed to applicants once applications are processed and sent to the Certifying Committee, usually within 2-3 weeks of the submission date deadline.

DECISION LETTERS

- For the January 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in May.

- For the July 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in October.

 

APPLICATION FORMS

For required application forms see the Certification Program section of this website.

 

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2014 IDA CONFERENCE

2014 IDA CONFERENCE 

November 12 - 15, 2014

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

San Diego, California

Visit AOGPE in the Exhibit Hall

Booth 227

 

AOGPE Reception

Thursday, November 13th 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Aqua 314 (Level 3)

SAVE THE DATE

2015 AOGPE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Celebrating 20 Years!

 

April 24 - 25, 2015

(Friday and Saturday)

Crowne Plaza

White Plains, New York

 

Keynote Address, Friday, April 24th

Guinevere Eden, D. Phil.

Director, Center for the Study of Learning (CSL)

Professor, Department of Pediatreics, Georgetown University

Medical Center

 

Keynote Address, Saturday, April 25th

Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D. and Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

 

More information to follow.

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

THE RUTH HARRIS TRAVEL AWARD

 

RONALD YOSHIMOTO SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

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Scholarship Application 

Deadline is February 3, 2014 

 

 

 SUPPORT

HOUSE RESOLUTION #456

 

H.Res. 456, "Resolution on Dyslexia" presented by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) needs the support of at least 100 U.S. Congress members to bring it to a vote in the House Education and the Workforce committee.

Rep. Cassidy’s Resolution recognizes each major element of dyslexia, its:  high prevalence (1 in 5);  cognitive and neurobiological bases; unexpected nature; persistence; and critically, its profound impact on education and the critical need for action by schools.

 

DOWNLOAD THE RESOLUTION

 

REP CASSIDY'S PRESS RELEASE

 

URGE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REP. TO SUPPORT HOUSE RESOLUTION ON DYSEXIA, #456.

 

Contact Your Representative Now!

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR REP

 

Below are helpful links:

 

THE YALE CENTER FOR DYLSEXIA & CREATIVITY

 

SAMPLE LETTER