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).
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