Orton-Gillingham Approach

The Orton-Gillingham Approach (OG) is an instructional technique particularly effective for dyslexic individuals – people who have unexpected difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing. At The Schenck School, OG is used in the classroom, in small group instruction, and in one-on-one tutoring. OG is incorporated in math, science, and social studies curricula as well. Taught by well-trained and experienced faculty, it is an effective tool.

Central to OG is a focus on the specific learning needs of the individual learner. Students with dyslexia must master the same basic knowledge about language and its relationship to writing as anyone else to become competent readers and writers. However, because of their dyslexia, they need direct and systematic help in sorting, recognizing and organizing the basic elements of language.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is: