Orton Gillingham certified training course specializing in teaching children with dyslexia and other learning issues.
Washington Episcopal School
August 7-18, 2017
~ 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Bethesda MD 20816 ~
This Orton Gillingham certified training two-week, 70-hour course provides an excellent overview of learning issues, specifically, but not exclusively, dyslexia. It also discusses recent information and studies of learning disabilities and specific techniques to develop and build the knowledge of phonology, morphology, semantics, syllabication, and syntax into multi-sensory teaching of reading, writing, and spelling with students.
The second week of the course includes development of a lesson plan, one-hour mock tutoring/teaching session for each participant using the developed plan, which is observed by the instructor and critiqued by her and fellow participants. After the mock sessions, there are presentations of new teaching approaches developed by fellow participants for their lessons plans.
The course is designed for teachers, tutors and home school parents who are working with students who have difficulty acquiring basic reading and written language skills through traditional basal or whole language methods. The method and materials presented in this course will be appropriate for a wide range of ages and grade levels.