FAQs 2017-05-26T10:20:08+00:00

FAQs

What is the difference between a program and an approach? 2017-08-24T14:30:09+00:00

A program is a plan, schedule or procedure to be followed to a specified end. An OG program follows a set scope and sequence.

An approach is the means adapted to tackling an issue. Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach.  It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.

How do I get my child tested for dyslexia? 2017-05-30T16:12:09+00:00

An actual diagnosis of dyslexia comes from neurological testing done by a qualified professional (Neurologist or state certified psychologist). Academy members are able to perform skill assessments which measure a student’s current functioning in the language areas, but members do not test or diagnose for dyslexia.

Are Academy members able to test for dyslexia? 2017-05-30T16:11:29+00:00

Academy members are able to perform skill assessments which measure a student’s current functioning in the language areas, but members do not test or diagnose for dyslexia.

How do I locate tutors in my area? 2017-05-30T16:10:49+00:00

Email the Academy office for a list of Academy practitioners located in your info@ortonacademy.org

How much does tutoring cost? 2017-05-30T16:21:14+00:00

AOGPE is a certifying and accrediting body and does not set tutorial fees. Fee schedules vary from area to area. Financial arrangements are between the tutor and the client.

Can a parent or an individual who does not have a bachelor’s degree get trained? 2017-05-30T15:43:35+00:00

There is no rule to prevent a parent taking the class, this is at the discretion of the Fellow; however, the parent or participant who does not have a bachelor’s degree must understand that they will not be qualified to teach/tutor dyslexic students until they have a BA and have taken the practicum.