Orton-Gillingham Institute:

Associate Level Coursework


Two Week Course

July 23, 2018 – August 3, 2018


70 hours of instruction

(includes 10 hours of training beyond the required 60 hours)


Topics to include the following:

  • Principles of Orton-Gillingham instruction
  • Nature and needs of dyslexic learners
  • Phonological awareness
  • Sound-symbol relationships
  • Syllable types and division patterns
  • Spelling rules and generalizations
  • Handwriting instruction
  • Reading fluency
  • Morphology
  • Integration of vocabulary & comprehension instruction
  • Structured, multi-sensory teaching techniques
  • Lesson plan development and delivery
  • Informal diagnostic-prescriptive assessment of reading, spelling, and handwriting


Cost: $1,300 (includes textbooks and materials, $650 deposit due with registration)

Course Instructor: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow, AOGPE

Contact: Janet Jones at 843-513-9548

More About Instructor

Accredited Training Fellow/ AOGPE, is the currently the Supervising Fellow at Trident Academy. She has over 30 years of experience working as an Orton-Gillingham instructor teaching children with varying needs, at all levels of the language continuum. She travels extensively training teachers in the Orton- Gillingham approach. She has a B.S. in speech and Language Pathology from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Learning Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She spent 22 years at The Jemicy School in Maryland where she was an Orton-Gillingham therapist, tutorial department head, and Orton-Gillingham trainer. Trident Academy and Jemicy School share a common ancestry and are among the first schools for dyslexic students in our country. Janet is the co-creator of Moose Materials, a collection of activities and games to support Orton- Gillingham instruction. She has been a speaker at local, regional, and international dyslexia conferences.