Foundations of OG/MSLE:
Foundations of Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSL) is an introductory course to Orton-Gillingham education and training. This 30 hour training course has been designed to prepare educators for either clinical training in the Orton-Gillingham approach or Orton-Gillingham training for classroom teachers. Approved by the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors, Orton-Gillingham as approved foundational training, the course also serves as an important link to current research for Orton-Gillingham practitioners currently in practice. This is an accredited course that includes assignments and exam work for course completion. *Completion of this training meets eligibility requirements for Supporter of our Canadian OG Academy
Course content: The Dyslexic Learner, Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham approach, Phonological Awareness, Phonology (sounds and sound-symbol relationships), Decoding (from sound-symbol to blending sounds to text reading), Monitoring reading fluency quickly and easily, Orthography -lower level spelling rules and upper level spelling rules, Response to Intervention (RTI) in the classroom
This course is suitable for educators who wish to learn more about the Orton-Gillingham / MSL approach to supporting learners who struggle with language, including classroom teachers, learning assistant teachers, SLPs, school administration, and EAs. This class serves as prerequisite coursework for Orton-Gillingham Practitioner training or OG Classroom Educator training.
OG Practitioner Training:
REACH OG Learning Centre offers Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Training that has been fully accredited and recognized by the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors, Orton-Gillingham (CATT, OG). Canadian trainees who seek to become OG Practitioners should consult with the academy as to membership requirements (www.ogtutors.com). Our REACH trainers will also provide information to trainees about professional registry. Trainees from the United States or other countries who may be seeking American qualifications may wish to consult with the American OG academy (AOGPE) as to their membership requirements.
We offer Orton-Gillingham Practitioner training over four levels. Levels 2 and 3 include 60 training hours designed to prepare educators to begin providing clinical support in a 1 on 1 environment using the Orton-Gillingham approach. Levels 2 and 3, if offered separately, should be completed within one year of each other.
Course Content: VAKT Teaching and Learning, O-G Procedures: Establishing a Baseline (Diagnostic Teaching), Visual Recall, Word Reading, Auditory Recall, Word Spelling and SOS Procedures, Sight Word Reading and Spelling, OG Teaching of Sound/ Symbol Relationships, OG Teaching of Sight Words, Penmanship Teaching, Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching Using the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a 1:1 setting, the OG Clinical Lesson Plan for 1:1 Remediation, Syllabication, Orthography (spelling rules), Comparative Spellings (Ratios), Morphology, Reading (including blending) and Building Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Basic Composition Skills *Practice lessons will be assigned. *Theory participation letter will be issued after satisfactory completion of level 3. Completion of OG4 (supervised practicum) is required to become a certified OG Practitioner. OGP trainees will be required to purchase two additional text books from the publisher for reference and background reading. Details will follow after registration.
OG Classroom Educator Training:
Using the Orton-Gillingham approach and rationale for teaching, join our certified OG Trainers to learn how to implement the OG approach in a classroom or small group setting such a Learning Assistance/ Resource centre. This course will investigate OG classroom procedures for providing structured, sequential, multisensory language and phonics instruction in a classroom setting, including procedures for RTI implementation and progress monitoring. Provide instruction in reading and spelling that allows your students to be “Detectives” of the language and learn the code for mastering phonology, orthography, and syllabication. Strategies for penmanship/ letter formations, sight word teaching, alphabet sequencing, sound/symbol relationships, spelling rules, and syllables will be examined and practiced. Specific strategies for explicit reading and spelling instruction will be examined and practiced.
Prerequisite: Open to practicing teachers, speech pathologists others with education degrees AND completion of Foundations of OG/MSL. OGCE trainees will be required to purchase one additional text book from the publisher for reference and background reading. Details will follow after registration.