The Orton-Gillingham approach is the foundation of our instruction because it is rooted in research and over 80 years of teaching practice. Students’ feelings about themselves and their academic progress are critically important. Orton-Gillingham focuses on providing the experience of success, which increases self-confidence and motivation.
Orton-Gillingham instruction starts with the basics, focusing on the structure of words and language. Gradually, it moves to weave the skills of reading, spelling, and writing into an integrated whole. Dialogue between student and teacher is immediate, so the student can master skills step-by-step to achieve literacy, build self-confidence, and reach their full potential. The approach is diagnostic, personalized, multisensory, structured, cognitive, and success-oriented.