Subscriber Membership

Subscriber members have taken an introductory course of at least 6 hours and are considered informed consumers but are not qualified to teach using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

The course provides an initial overview of the nature of dyslexia and of the principles of the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach. It is an introductory overview that provides a basic understanding of the science, the rationale, and the structure behind the Approach.

The Subscriber Course is recommended for:

  • Parents of children with dyslexia
  • Individuals with dyslexia who wish to gain an understanding of their learning differences
  • Teachers with students who experience difficulty learning to read and write
  • Professionals who may wish to go on with their studies to become practitioners
  • School Administrators
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Advocates
  • Tutors
  • Professionals who wish to learn about this multisensory teaching approach

Professionals who are committed to the Orton-Gillingham principles and wish to begin training may enroll in OGCE level courses or Associate level courses without taking a Subscriber course.

Subscriber members have met the following requirements:

Prerequisites None
Coursework 6 hours, minimum, by a Fellow
Curriculum Subscriber curriculum guidelines
Application Application to the Academy through the FluidReview website including 2 letters of support (https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com)

Application Fee: $50 (includes first year dues)

Yearly Dues: $50

The subscriber course curriculum includes the following:

  • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Nature of the Dyslexic Learner
  • Introduction to the History and Structure of the English Language
  • Brain Organization and Multisensory Instruction
  • Alphabetic Principles
  • Introduction to Phonology
  • What constitutes the Orton-Gillingham curriculum, contents of lessons, and sample lesson plans

Options for Coursework

  1. Online through the Academy’s 10-hour course
    • The cost of the course is $49
    • Once the coursework is complete, submit the Online Subscriber Application to the Academy with the $50 fee for your first-year membership dues payable to AOGPE through PayPal/Credit Card or by sending a check. You do not need a PayPal account to pay online
    • The Academy receives confirmation of your coursework and will send you a letter of acceptance.
    • Link to the online course: http://courses.ortonacademy.org
    • Link to the online application: https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com
  2. Subscriber course offered by a team of Academy Fellow at the yearly Academy Conference (Link to conference information)
  3. Subscriber courses offered by Academy Fellows around the country or through an Academy Accredited Program. (Link to training)

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