Associate Level: Option A or B
Associate Level: Coursework
The Associate Level Course is the foundation-level course in the OG approach. My classes will provide hands-on opportunities to learn the structure of the English language and practice multisensory techniques for teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting. Presentations include lectures, multisensory experiences, lesson planning, and teaching demonstrations. Topics covered will prepare participants to teach students from kindergarten to university level, reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension.
The Associate Level is designed for educators, tutors, special education, reading teachers, parents of children with learning difficulties, professionals in children’s health sectors, and individuals seeking a career in educational therapy. No previous experience is necessary. No formal degree or diploma is required to complete the coursework. If you wish to apply to the Academy for membership, a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent is then required.
Associate members may provide OG instruction to individuals, small groups, or in classrooms, in and outside of a school setting, using the Gillingham approach while continuing to be mentored by a Fellow.
The Associate Level Option A or B Coursework includes the following topics:
History and Principals of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Approach
Dyslexia and Reading Research
History of the English Language
Structure, Scope, and Sequence of Language Skills
Phonology / Phonological Awareness
Spelling Patterns and Generalizations
Semantics, Syntax, and Grammar
Reading Accuracy, Fluency, and Comprehension
Handwriting – Manuscript and Cursive
Assessment and Diagnostic Teaching
OG Lesson Planning and Materials Development
Option A: This course offers 64 hours of instruction, 4 hours more than the 60-hour requirement of the Orton-Gillingham Academy for certification at the Associate Level: Option A.
Option B: This course offers the additional 10 hours required for the Associate Level: Option B. This one-day class must be completed with Option A. This level provides additional coursework as well as additional materials for small group and classroom lessons.
Homework requirements include the completion of the Academy’s required readings, written summaries, lesson plans, and quizzes.
Dates: Throughout the Academic Year, Saturdays, and Summer. See the listed registrations below. Please contact me directly regarding additional available training dates and times.
Location: Completed live online in person via Zoom, on-site at your requested location, or at my OG Instruction Training Centre.
Fees: Option A: $2,000 for the coursework. Includes all materials. There are no additional fees.
Fees: Option B: $250 ($250 + Option A $2,000 = $2,250)
Includes all materials. There are no additional fees.
July 2023 Form: OG Associate Application - July 2023
August 2023 Form: OG Associate Application - August 2023
Fall 2023 Form:OG Associate Application - Fall 2023
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level: Practicum Option A or B
The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level practicum provides my trainees with the opportunity to apply the Orton-Gillingham approach when instructing their own students.
Option A practicum: I provide support and instruction as the trainee designs and teaches 10 lessons for a total of 100 hours under my supervision. This practicum must be completed at a minimum of 8 consecutive months, during which the trainee will complete 10 practicums 1:1 with a student with dyslexia.
Option B practicum: I provide support and instruction as the trainee designs and teaches 10 lessons for a total of 100 hours under my supervision. This practicum must be completed at a minimum of 8 consecutive months, during which the trainee will complete 5 practicums in a small group or a classroom setting, and 5 practicums 1:1 with a student with dyslexia.
I provide extensive comments and suggestions that are provided to enhance the trainee’s skills and knowledge and lead to their membership with the Academy.
Practicum lessons may be paid in full at the beginning of the practicum or paid individually when submitted to me over the course of a minimum of 8 months for the Associate level. There are no additional fees or course materials required.
Orton-Gillingham Associate Level: Application for Certification
Following the successful completion of the Associate Level Course, trainees may apply for membership at the Associate Level with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham.
OG coursework totaling a minimum of 60 hours for Option A, or 70 hours for Option B
OG-supervised practicum experience: Option A: teaching one-to-one, totaling 100 hours over a minimum period of eight months. or, Option B: 5 practicums teaching one-to-one and five practicums in a small group or classroom setting, totaling 100 hours over a minimum. Of eight months.
10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations by a Fellow (onsite or unedited video)
Evidence of completion of Academy-required readings at the Associate Level
Associate Level members may tutor individuals, small groups, and classrooms using the Orton-Gillingham Approach under the guidance of a Fellow.
People contemplating application should begin by reading Notice to Applicant and then by proceeding to download the appropriate membership documents at http://www.ortonacademy.org/certification.php
The differences between the Academy Levels of training and membership:
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Levels of Membership & Certification Comparison Chart
Associate Level Registration Forms
For one-on-one instruction in and outside of a school setting.
July 2023: July 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25
August 2023: July 31, August 1, 2, 14, 16, 18, 28, 30
- August 2023 Form: OG Associate Application - August 2023
Fall 2023: September 26, 28, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19: OG Associate Application - Fall 2023
- Other sessions are to be scheduled shortly
- Custom training dates may be requested
Associate Level Coursework Fees:
- 2023: 8 Days or 40 hours: $2,000
Forms of Payment:
- Credit Card
- Purchase Order
- Payment Plans are available
- All resources and materials for each trainee are provided electronically
- Includes slides of instruction, handouts, quizzes, lesson plans, activities, worksheets, informal assessments, charts, resources, etc.
- Graduate Credits are available
- Certificate of Completion
- I provide personalized support via phone, email, or Zoom for all my trainees at no extra charge
- Upon completion of the coursework, trainees may audit the course at no additional charge.
My goal is to have properly trained
teachers to assist these students.