Systematic Reading and Spelling Instruction

Overview of Orton-Gillingham | taught by Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C

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Course description

Systematic Reading and Spelling Instruction (Overview of Orton-Gillingham)

English has a well-earned reputation for being difficult. English is difficult to speak, difficult to read, and difficult to spell. But it is, in fact, predictable. Nearly 80% of all words in English follow predictable patterns of sound, syllable-type, and add-on components (like prefixes, suffixes, and verb endings). This self-guided course will familiarize you with what systematic, multi-sensory, explicit reading instruction is and how to put it to use in your classroom. This course will help educators better understand the key components of the Orton-Gillingham approach in advance of receiving training from an established, accredited Orton-Gillingham-based training program.

Who Should Take It?

General education teachers, special education teachers, administrators, parents

Why Should They Take It?

To learn a research-based method of reading and spelling instruction that works with full class, small group, or one-on-one instruction and has been proven to work for all students including those who are and aren't affected by text-based reading disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Systematic Reading Instruction in relation to other reading instruction approaches
  • Identify the key components of Systematic Reading Instruction
  • Recognize the key elements of a Systematic Reading lesson
  • Understand the linguistic structure of English to support teaching a systematic instruction of reading
  • Create lesson plans to implement a systematic reading instruction approach in your classroom
  • Devise assessments and mastery tests to track and report student progress

Subject Matter Expert

  • Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C, Orton-Gillingham Therapist/Trainer

Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C
Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C
Subject Matter Expert

Georgette Dickman, MA, NJ Certified LDT/C, Orton-Gillingham Therapist Trainer and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Dyslexia Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the director of the Children's Dyslexia Center in Tenafly, New Jersey and was past-president of NJ branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

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