Now Offering Virtual Lessons!
Now Offering Virtual Lessons!
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations.
Don’t miss out on how to help struggling readers!
The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch because we will be planning for trainings in the future!
This course follows the curriculum and guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Our training will provide you 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 OG approach is intended primarily for use with students who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing due to dyslexia or other related reading and learning disabilities.
This 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.
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 CLASSES WILL BE FROM 9am-3:30pm with
2- 15min breaks and a 30min lunch break.
Feb. 4, 11
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 22, 29
In order to apply for membership to The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, you must have a Bachelor's Degree in any area of study and complete the practicum. Practicum consists of 100 hours of working 1:1 with a student and 10 observations by a Fellow.
Although this is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged. This is where you will get your hands on experience under the support and guidance of your Fellow.
Practicum will be done in person, on site, at Wishes of Literacy's offices and we will provide you with a student to work with.
Observations will be virtual.
The fee for the practicum and observations is an additional $1,850.00
For more details please contact Wendy at 718-568-4177.
Dr. Pledger Fedora is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).
Dr. Fedora was the past Professor/Director of The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College, where she taught multi-sensory learning methodologies to graduate and undergraduate students. Prior to her work as the Director of the Rose Institute, Dr. Fedora was in the Educational Studies Department at Seton Hall University.
An educator for more than three decades, she was a classroom teacher and resource teacher at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels in both public and private schools.
Dr. Fedora holds an M.Ed. in Reading and Language Arts and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.