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“Some children will learn to read in spite of incidental teaching, others never learn unless they are taught in an organized, systematic, efficient way by a knowledgeable teacher using a well-designed instructional approach”

Dr. Louisa Moats

Literacy Expert and Author of LETRS

Our Services

Empowering Literacy
Dr. Fedora's Orton-Gillingham Approach to Overcoming Learning Disabilities

Recent studies indicate that approximately one in five students struggles to read and write.  Dr. Pledger Fedora strives to provide services, training, and educational workshops and support to educators, students, dyslexia advocates, and parents so that they have the skills and knowledge to help their students and children reach their reading, writing, and educational goals. 


Dr. Fedora is dedicated to expediting the acquisition of foundational literacy skills by using the Orton-Gillingham approach, a direct, explicit, multisensory instructional approach that is proven to be a powerful tool for children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.  She offers Orton-Gillingham tutoring services to both young and older students, training sessions to teachers and educators, and workshops to parents and administrators. 


She firmly believes that children with learning disabilities are very misunderstood and that the Orton-Gillingham approach is the most powerful tool to unlock their incredible and often overlooked talents and abilities.  The instructional components of the Orton-Gillingham approach are consistent with those identified by the National Reading Panel and Common Core State Standards:  phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.


We take great pride in the work we do at the Dyslexia Institute for Language & Learning and are always happy to share our success stories with others. Take a look at some of the testimonials below from our satisfied and happy clients.

Dr. Pledger Fedora is the ultimate professional as well as an amazing mentor.  I was enrolled in her associate training program during the summer of 2020. She presented the material to us in a concise and organized manner and was extremely thorough in her approach to teaching.


My practicum began in December of 2020. During that period, I gained practical experience to apply the knowledge I was taught during my training. Dr. Fedora was accessible and guided me to present my lessons in the most effective way for my student to learn. I highly recommend Dr. Fedora and her program. Working with her gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to be a successful OG tutor.

J. Sullivan

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