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About the Orton-Gillingham Approach

The Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach is exactly that, an approach.  It is highly structured, sequential, prescriptive, diagnostic and multisensory. What this means is that when we work with a student, we work with them at their level using a systematic and sequential order of literacy instruction - always working from the simple to the complex.  Just like a home needs a solid foundation, so do readers and writers.  The O-G approach ensures that a solid foundation is built before moving onto more complex concepts.

The Orton-Gillingham approach is the result of the work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham.  It's roots are deep spanning over 80 years. As a neuropsychiatrist and pathologist, Dr. Orton studied children with language and literacy processing difficulties such as dyslexia.  Together with educator and psychologist, Anna Gillingham, they created techniques to teach reading that integrated kinesthetic (movement-based) and tactile (sensory-based) learning strategies with teaching of visual and auditory concepts.

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About Multisensory Structured Literacy

Structured Literacy is a term coined by the International Dyslexia Association.  It is a form of reserach-based literacy instruction that is phonics-based reading instruction, systematic reading instruction, and synthetic phonics (among others), this method has been around for nearly a century.

Using this wholistic approach to literacy support enables students to learn at their pace and their level while creating a strong foundation all the while using multisensory, kinesthetic and tactile methods to solidify learning.

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Why Choose Us?

We know that there are many programs, tutors and resources out there.  What sets us apart is our experience and our dedication to all learning including the social and emotional needs of our students.  Our extensive experience in working with students of all ages, levels and abilities gives us a deep understanding of our students' learning needs.  This, coupled with our passion for keeping current with research supported practices, enables us to provide a wholistic, personalized, supportive, understanding and fun learning environment.

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"Everyone is doing so well- I am thrilled with their progress. We are so grateful to have you in our lives."


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