Orton-Gillingham

Trident Academy is 1 of only 14 schools in the United States accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).  Orton-Gillingham is a specific approach to teaching students who are diagnosed with a language-based learning difference such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.

Rooted in contemporary research and with 70+ years of teaching practice, the Orton-Gillingham instructional philosophy is highly diagnostic and individualized in its teaching approach. Instruction is a structured, systematic, and multisensory approach to teaching reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) to students.  The goal is to strengthen and create new pathways in the brain with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (VAK) tactics while teaching lessons.  This philosophy is integrated into all subject areas taught here at Trident Academy.

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