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Associate Coursework

The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Class is a comprehensive, nine-month class. The class advances an attendee’s understanding of the specific procedures of the OG Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling, and vocabulary to students. Teachers learn how to instruct struggling readers in ways that unlock the code of reading and spelling. The course is geared for anyone searching for ways to teach young readers including those who struggle learning to read, both as a one-on-one tutor or in the classroom. Specific topics covered in the class include:


  • Dyslexia and related brain research
  • General history and structure of the English language
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Sound/symbol relationships for reading and spelling
  • Six syllable types and seven ways to divide words into syllables
  • An introduction to Anglo-Saxon and Latin morphemes
  • Spelling rules and generalizations
  • “Learned” or non-phonetic words
  • Advanced decoding skills
  • Scope/sequence and lesson planning
  • Teaching strategies and development of teaching materials


This is a 60-hour course that satisfies the coursework requirement at the Associate Level (Option A) of certification with the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA).


Prerequisite: None
Course availability: Offered September through May, Wednesday mornings, 8:15AM – 10:00AM EST
Cost: $2,100


*For more information, please contact [email protected]

Course Openings

Dates: 9/7/2022 – 5/3/2023
Time: 8:15AM – 10:00AM EST
Format: Delivered Virtually
Instructor: Josie Calamari and Jen Burch
Cost: $2100

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