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 non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
The expressed purposes of the Academy contained in its Certificate of Incorporation are:
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, promote and undertake 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 post marked by
January 10th or post marked by July 10th.
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.
- For the January 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in May.
- For the July 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in October.
For required application forms see the Certification Program section of this website.
Upcoming Events & News
Academy's Fellow Seminar
October 4th & 5th
(Friday and Saturday)
Sheraton Hartford Hotel
at Bradley Airport
Windsor Locks, CT
IDA New orleans
November 6-9, 2013
Visit AOGPE at Booth 316
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Academy's Annual Conference
March 15th & 16th
(Saturday and Sunday)
Triad Academy at Summit School
THE RUTH HARRIS TRAVEL AWARD
RONALD YOSHIMOTO SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS