AOGPE 60-hour Associate Course
- 2,000 US dollars$2,000
This course provides trainees with the skills to work either 1:1 or in a small group using the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Trainees will learn why and how the OG Approach is used for individuals with dyslexia and about reading acquisition in all learners. You will also learn about the brain basis of reading and how to implement the Orton-Gillingham Approach with a student in a 1:1 tutorial setting. Trainees will develop, practice and implement OG lesson plans with peers and learn how assessment drives instructional practices. The course follows the curriculum and guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. The instructional approach is intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Upon completion of the coursework and practicum, trainees will be able to work with students in a 1:1 setting. With additional coursework, trainees can also learn to work in classroom and small group settings. A Bachelor’s degree, 60 hours of coursework, reading summaries, practicum hours, and ten observations completed by a Fellow are required. The course is targeted towards teachers, tutors, speech and language pathologists, paraprofessionals, administrators, and advocates. Topics include: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness; Phonics; Reading Fluency; Vocabulary; Reading Comprehension; The Orton-Gillingham Approach’s Seminal Works; Brain Research and Reading; The Orton-Gillingham Approach versus the Orton-Gillingham Based Scripted Program; the Orton-Gillingham Principles of Instruction; Knowledge and Structure of the English Language; Development of the Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plan for 1:1 settings and small groups; remote Learning Lesson Plans and Strategies. More information about the Associate Level certification can be found here: https://www.ortonacademy.org/training-certification/associate-level/ Please note: Prior to the start of the course, students will need to purchase the following course materials: "A Guide to Teaching Phonics" by June Lyday Orton, and "Language Tool Kit" by Paula Rome and Jean Osman.
All Courses: Should you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 48-hours prior to the start date for the course. A partial refund will be provided. You will receive a refund of 97.1% of the cost of the course to account for processing fees. For example, if you pay $1,000 for a course and cancel your registration at least 48-hours in advance, you will receive a refund of $971. No refunds will be provided after the start of a course. If you are unable to attend as planned, you will receive full credit towards the same course at a future date. Practicum Observations: The 48-hour policy does not apply. However, should you encounter a scheduling conflict, please reschedule your appointment as efficiently as possible.