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Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting up to 20% of the population. One highly effective intervention for reading and spelling is the Orton-Gillingham approach.

Sally Borden Connect offers virtual Orton-Gillingham trainings for educators, administrators, tutors, and parents. During these trainings, participants learn about dyslexia, dysgraphia, the science of reading, and fundamental elements of the Orton-Gillingham approach.

For more details about these trainings, please contact Shelbi Randenberg, Director of Sally Borden Connect.

Upcoming Orton-Gillingham Virtual Trainings

Classroom Educator Level

February 20-24, 2023 • 9:00am-4:00pm EST Register »
June 26-30, 2023 • 9:00am-4:00pm EST Register »

The 30-hour Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Level training is for individuals who are looking for an introduction to the Orton-Gillingham approach. Participants include parents, administrators, and educators working in a classroom, small group, or one-on-one. Topics include:

  • The background of dyslexia
  • The history of Orton-Gillingham
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Phonics and spelling rules
  • Types of syllables
  • Syllable division
  • Orton-Gillingham lesson planning
  • Strategies for multi-sensory instruction

Classroom level participants have the option to continue their formal Orton-Gillingham practice through working on a practicum with the AOGPE Fellows for an additional cost. This practicum will take place throughout the school year and prepare trainees to apply to the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Cost: $1,150

Space is limited.

**Participants are required to use a computer with a working camera and microphone, and to attend all Zoom sessions.

Associate Level

Part 1: February 20-24 or June 26-30, 2023 • 9:00am-4:00pm EST
Part 2: July 24-28 or August 21-25, 2023 • 9:00am-4:00pm EST Register »
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Designed for people who plan to work one-on-one with students, the intensive 60-hour Associate Level training includes the concepts covered in the Classroom Level training, and dives deeper into:

  • Vocabulary development
  • Morphology and words derived from Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek
  • Refining students’ writing skills of sentences, paragraphs, and essays
  • Reading and interpreting a neuropsychological profile
  • A mock tutoring session

Associate level participants have the option to continue their formal Orton-Gillingham practice through working on a practicum with the AOGPE Fellows for an additional cost. This practicum will take place throughout the school year and prepare trainees to apply to the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Cost: $1,650

Space is limited.

If you have already completed the first 30 hours (Classroom training) and are interested in continuing the second 30 hours for the Associate level, contact Shelbi Randenberg for details and pricing.

**Participants are required to use a computer with a working camera and microphone, and to attend all Zoom sessions.

Customized Workshops & In-Services

Do you have a specific topic that you would like presented to your school or district? We create customized presentations on many topics related to learning diversity. Examples of our presentations include:

  • Dyslexia 101
  • Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly Classroom Environment
  • Understanding the Role of Speech-Language Therapy in the Treatment of Dyslexia
  • Infusing Oral Language Support into Structured Literacy Approaches
  • Understanding the Language and Literacy Connection

Please contact Shelbi Randenberg, Director of Sally Borden Connect, for more information and pricing.