Certified Level 2017-11-28T15:40:00+00:00

Certified Level

The Certified member is qualified as an independent practitioner in the Orton-Gillingham Approach (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.

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any area of study
  2. Satisfactory completion of Associate level requirements
  3. In some circumstances, a letter of recommendation from the primary Fellow stating that the candidate is appropriate for participation in a Certified training program, may be requested
Coursework 100 hours minimum (in addition to 60 hours at Associate for a total of 160 hours), by a Fellow, or by a FIT as designated by the Fellow
Practicum 200 hours supervised practicum over 2 academic years, minimum (in addition to the 100 hours at Associate for a total of 300 hours), which includes 10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations of the trainee by a Fellow on-site, unedited video or web based application. The practicum is with 2 different students: 1 at the lower level of language instruction and 1 at a higher level of language instruction.
Readings CLICK HERE for AOGPE Certified Reading List 7/2017

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AOGPE Certified Reading List 5/15  The transition period to the new Certified Reading List (7/2017) ends on July 1, 2019.

Curriculum Certified curriculum guidelines
Application Application to the Academy through the FluidReview website including 2 letters of support (https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com)
Warranty Certified Warranty
Code of Ethics
AOGPE Code of Ethics

The Certified curriculum is in addition and in more depth to the topics covered in the Associate level. Trainees are eligible to apply at the Certified level upon completion of the coursework and practicum requirements.

The training curriculum for the Certified level includes the following goals of the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach.

Goal 1 The Certified member is able to explain the underlying principles and describe the specific concepts and procedures that set the Orton-Gillingham Approach apart from others.
Goal 2 The Certified member of the Academy demonstrates the knowledge and skill to provide instruction as an independent Orton-Gillingham practitioner.
Goal 3 The Certified member adheres to the Academy’s Code of Ethics and understands the privileges and responsibilities of the Certified member.

Instructional topics

  1. Dyslexia
  2. The Orton-Gillingham Approach
  3. Assessment
  4. The Lesson Plan

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