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Reading Intervention
Orton-Gillingham

Our Certified Academic Language Therapists help students learn to read through systematic, multisensory language instruction.

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What is Orton-Gillingham Reading Intervention?

An Orton-Gillingham reading program is made up of systematic, multisensory, phonics and language instruction. It is a scientific research-based diagnostic and prescriptive therapy to remediate and teach reading (literacy) and language skills.

Our Therapists

Our reading intervention specialists are CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapists) and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioners) who are nationally licensed through ALTA (Academic Language Therapy Association) for individual certification. They are required to have a bachelors degree or graduate-level courses with a clinical practicum in order to participate in our training program certification, which is nationally accredited by IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council). And, a final step is to successfully pass a national exam after course certification.

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What are the Benefits of the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

Reading intervention can build and improve strong literacy skills.

Orton-Gillingham is a research-based, effective instruction theory that’s been used since the 1920s. It provides instruction in all areas of language-reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, phonological awareness, handwriting, fluency, syllabication, spelling rules & patterns, and morphology.

OG gives language and reading a structure, which can offer many benefits. It enhances memory skills by using all neural pathways to instruct and review language sounds, structure and processes. It can be used 1:1, in a small group, or for a whole class. It benefits struggling readers, typical learners and gifted learners because it is based on individual strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, the Orton-Gillingham reading program creates a solid foundation for language and literacy by developing strategies for reading and comprehension.

What are the Benefits of the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

Our Experts are Experienced in

Assessments in reading/language
Comprehension
Decoding
Evaluations
Fluency
Handwriting
Language arts
Literacy
Multisensory methodology
Reading stages
Special education
Written expression

TES’ approach to an OG Program

How do we make therapy fun?

How do we make therapy fun?

We use many different and fun manipulatives to encourage multisensory instruction and memory development as well as diagnostic, structured, and prescriptive lessons so students feel successful.

How do we work as a team?

How do we work as a team?

We offer continuous learning and feedback on lessons and planning, we develop and share resources for in-person and virtual learning, and we work with teachers and therapists to collaborate and monitor student progress.

How do we include the family?

How do we include the family?

We share ongoing resources for background knowledge and other community resources, we work with schools to develop appropriate plans for students, and we advocate for students and families by teaching and promoting structured literacy.

FAQs About Orton-Gillingham Reading Programs