The Southport School
This 36 hour course meets the requirements for Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator designation with the AOGPE. It is the first step in preparing teachers to use the OG approach in the classroom setting and allows teachers to use direct instruction to bring a multi-sensory, structured, and linguistic phonics-based approach into the mainstream classroom. The curriculum will include: dyslexia and reading disorders; the rationale of the OG approach; handwriting; phonological awareness, phonics, syllable division patterns, and spelling; elements of multisensory instruction, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, and lesson planning; and AOGPE membership structure and requirements. It does not include the practicum, which is required for Academy membership; the practicum can be arranged by request.
Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: Theresa Collins, ATF/AOGPE