Orton-Gillingham Institute:

Associate Level Coursework

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Two-Week Course

July 25 through August 5

8:30am – 4:30pm

70 hours of instruction

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

The course does not include practicum.  

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: $___ – Course tuition does not include textbooks or the teacher provided materials (a course notebook and cards).  A $___ non-refundable deposit is due with registration.  A $___ materials fee will be due on the first day of class.

Course Instructor: Susan Flaherty, Accredited Training Fellow, AOGPE

Contact:  Email Susan Flaherty (sflaherty@tridentacademy.com) or call 843-884-7046.

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Trident Academy admits students of any race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.