Associate Level (Option A or B)
The Associate A member is qualified to provide 1:1 Orton-Gillingham instruction under the mentorship of an Academy Fellow. The Associate B member is qualified to provide 1:1 and small group instruction under the mentorship of an Academy Fellow (Tier 3).
The following are minimum requirements. It is up to the discretion of the Fellow if more coursework and/or practicum hours are required.
|Prerequisites||Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any area of study|
|Coursework||Option A: 60 hours (minimum) or Option B: 70 hours, by a Fellow or by a Fellow-in-Training (FIT) as designated by the Fellow|
|Practicum||100 hours supervised practicum over 8 consecutive months (minimum), which includes 10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations of the trainee conducted by a Fellow (7 out 10 observations may be by a FIT or Clincial Supervisor (CS) as designated by the Fellow) on-site, unedited video or web-based application
Option A: 100 hours teaching 1:1
Option B: 50 hours 1:1 and 50 hours teaching in a group (of at least 2 students) or classroom setting
|Readings||AOGPE Associate Reading List 5/2016
AOGPE Associate Reading List 2012. Transition to the new Associate Reading List (5/2016) ends on July 1, 2018.
|Curriculum||Associate curriculum guidelines|
|Application||Application to the Academy through the FluidReview website including 2 letters of support
|Code of Ethics
||AOGPE Code of Ethics|
The training curriculum for the Associate level includes the following goals of the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach.
|Goal 1||The Associate in training (the trainee) understands the rationale for selecting the Orton-Gillingham Approach for individuals with dyslexia.|
|Goal 2||The Associate trainee has knowledge and skill to provide instruction working under the supervision of a Fellow of the Academy.|
|Goal 3||The Associate trainee adheres to the Academy’s Code of Ethics and understands the privileges and responsibilities of the Associate member.
Trainees will demonstrate understanding of and ability to teach the following instructional topics:
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