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What is Orton-Gillingham?

June 14, 2017

Written by Judy Cowin, Tutoring Coordinator   I am often asked, “What is Orton-Gillingham?”  Parents may have come across the name in their research, heard of a “multi-sensory method”, or received a referral from a psychologist recommending a program such as Orton-Gillingham.   This past year we have embarked on the opening of the Tutoring Center to support students who struggle in reading, math, and executive function skills.  Many of our students come to the center with a diagnosis of dyslexia or a language based disability. Studies have shown the Orton-Gillingham Approach to be effective with these students and others who…

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