Orton-Gillingham Approach

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.  It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, or system. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.

Visual           Auditory       Kinesthetic

We will assess a student to determine his reading skills and areas of strength and weakness. This will be done by our teacher trained in the Orton–Gillingham approach.


Students may learn in small groups or on a one to one session. Instructors follow a structured approach that teaches skills in a particular order. The OG approach understands how children naturally develop language.


Students may first work on making the connection between sounds and the letters that represent those sounds. The next step will be sound recognition in words. Students should master each skill before they move on to the next. The goal is for students to use the skills they’ve learned to decode words independently.