Registration is now open for The Dyslexia Resource summer courses. This Orton-Gillingham training program is structured for parents, individuals, and educators interested in increasing their knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Please note that some courses have prerequisites. Detailed information and a full list of courses are available on the Dyslexia Resource website. Offerings include:
- Subscriber Class (June 10 - 13) - The Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course is designed for individuals seeking an initial overview about dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
- Classroom Educator (June 24 - 28) - This class focuses on the principles and fundamentals of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. It provides understanding of dyslexia, characteristics of the dyslexic learner, specific procedures for teaching these students primarily in reading and spelling, and administration of informal assessments.
- Beyond the Basics (July 15 - 19) - Beyond the Basics will review the Orton-Gillingham Approach and the concepts covered in the Classroom Educator Class. In addition, more advanced morphology, including Latin and Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes, and accenting rules targeting advanced decoding will be covered.
- Morphology and History of the Language Workshop (July 22 - 24) - When closely examined, the English language reveals levels of influences from its origins, conquering countries, and the absorption of cultures along the way. This class will look at distinct time periods in which English underwent changes, as well as the impact these changes had on pronunciation, vocabulary, and spelling.
- An Introduction to Psychological Testing Workshop (July 31 - August 2) - An Introduction to Psychoeducational Testing will introduce testing instruments such as the WISC -V and various achievement tests. Attendees also will learn how to use that knowledge to guide teachers and tutors in the planning of OG lessons that are diagnostic and prescriptive.