All students deserve an equitable literacy experience backed by the Science of Reading. Orton Gillingham will allow me to coach/mentor staff to utilize the most current research & directly support struggling readers. As an Inclusion Facilitator, I work closely with administration and serve as a resource to SPED teachers, classroom teachers, and aides. Through SPED team/district meetings and Student Intervention Team, I will share instructional methods, tools, and the most up to date research for literacy development.
First I will attend a 60-hour OG Training. I will learn an array of topics including the background of dyslexia, the history of the OG approach, multisensory instructional strategies, OG lesson planning, phonics/syllable division rules, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary development. I will engage in mock tutoring sessions and learn how to interpret a neuropsychological profile. The following year, I will complete a 100-hour practicum where I will apply everything I learned with students.