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Associate Level (Option A or B) 2018-02-07T18:36:01+00:00

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 Click here for the AOGPE Associate Reading List 5/2016

CLICK HERE for 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
Warranty Associate Warranty
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:

  1. Reading Acquisition in All Learners including the brain basis of reading and the essential components of good reading instruction.
  2. Dyslexia
  3. The Orton-Gillingham Approach
  4. Assessment
  5. The Lesson Plan
  6. Adaptation of Orton-Gillingham for Classroom Instruction

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What is my first step?

Locate an Academy Fellow or an Academy Accredited Training Program