Dyslexia: Orton-Gillingham Approach
As expert reading adults, we underestimate how difficult it is to learn how to read. That’s because reading is one of the most complex skills the brain will ever take on. New research shows that approximately 10 to 20 percent of the population has dyslexia, a descriptive term for a specific developmental disorder that adversely affects the ability to read and write. Orton-Gillingham is a highly regarded approach to teaching struggling students with dyslexia how to read. This course is designed to provide a brief overview of the Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction. Topics covered include the origins of Orton-Gillingham; the reading process and the language of reading; characteristics and principles; and additional training and accreditation.