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 Academy's mission statement as contained in its Certificate of Incorporation is:
Establish and maintain professional and ethical standards for practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the treatment of dyslexia.
Certify individuals who have demonstrated competence as practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
Accredit programs that train Orton-Gillingham practitioners and educators.
Accredit, in schools, clinics, and summer programs, Orton-Gillingham instruction that meets Academy standards.
Sponsor 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 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 submitted to the Academy using the online application process by:
January 10 or by July 10
Confirmation emails are sent to applicants once applications are received by the Certifying Committee.
- For the January 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in May.
- For the July 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in October.
ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS
For required application information see the Certification Program section of this website.
As of January 1, 2016,
only online applications will be accepted by the Academy. Paper copies of applications and letters of support will not be accepted. Please contact the Academy office with questions.
SAVE THE DATES
2015 AOGPE FELLOW WEBINAR
"Utilizing Technology to Train/Observe at a Distance"
The webinar is available to Certified and Fellows in the members section of the website.
2016 AOGPE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
April 1 - 2, 2016
(Friday and Saturday)
THE RUTH HARRIS TRAVEL AWARD
RONALD YOSHIMOTO SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
Deadline is FEBRUARY 19, 2016
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.
URGE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REP. TO SUPPORT HOUSE RESOLUTION ON DYSEXIA, #456.
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