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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Classroom Educator Module of the Orton-Gillingham Training (Part A) -
                 “With understanding, teaching Reading can be joyful and effective”

This is an offering that encompasses the first two days of a 30 hour OG training that when fully completed meets the requirements for Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator designation with the AOGPE. It is the first step in preparing teachers to use the OG approach in the classroom setting and allows teachers to use direct instruction to bring a multi-sensory, structured, and linguistic phonics-based approach into the mainstream classroom and work with small groups. The curriculum includes: an overview of dyslexia, the rationale of the OG approach; phonological awareness, phonics, syllable structure, and spelling generalizations; elements of multisensory instruction, and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching.

Dates:16 and 17 Mar 2021 (Tue and Wed)
Time:8.00am - 3.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Laurie J. Cousseau

Laurie J. Cousseau is an Accredited Training Fellow with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators), a Certified Dyslexia Therapist with the International Dyslexia Association, a licensed Reading Specialist K-12. She is the director of a clinical reading center in western Massachusetts, and former director of the Kildonan Teacher Training Institute with more than twenty years of experience as an educator working in a variety of settings: independent schools, public school districts, Amherst College, The Reading Institute, and Baypath University. She has presented widely at national and international conferences and schools.

Course Outline

This training will introduce you to the neurological underpinnings of reading difficulty, indicators of dyslexia, the linguistic layers including phonological and phonemic awareness (sound play), a systematic approach to phonics, syllable structure, and early spelling generalizations. Essential elements of multisensory instruction will be explored within a lesson plan template that is predicated upon responsive diagnostic and prescriptive teaching.

Course Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • The process of reading in the brain
  • Overview of dyslexia and students struggling with reading acquisition
  • Basic elements of phonics and syllable structure
  • Spelling generalizations
  • A hierarchy of phonological and phonemic awareness sound-based activities
  • Blending activities and interactive games
  • Research-based multisensory, direct and systematic instructional strategies that can transfer to a classroom or small group setting
  • Overview of a multisensory-based reading lesson including a virtual template
  • Essential components of an Informal assessment
Who Can Benefit?

This course is suitable for educators, parents, and specialists who are working with children or are interested in the field of literacy.

What others say

“The training was a jam-packed, fun experience peppered with games, videos and ideas.” Language Tutor

“This training brought Orton-Gillingham to life for me. The presentation was lively, accessible, hands-on, and immediately useful. It has changed the way I observe and respond to my students; as a result my teaching is increasingly targeted and effective.” Reading Specialist

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees w/o VCF (S$)
31 Jan 2021 650
Normal Till Full 700