Orton Gillingham Associate Training - Horizon Academy

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Orton-Gillingham Associate Training

This educator training, led by Janet George, M.S. M.ED, an Accredited Training Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and co-taught by Horizon Academy’s Fellow in Training, Gabi Guillory-Welsh, is a more in-depth class that advances the understanding of specific procedures of the O-G Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling, and vocabulary. Tutors and interventionists learn the principles of teaching students diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities to unlock the code of reading and spelling. This course is intended for reading specialists, reading interventionists, and special educators.

The class addresses:

  • All bullet points in the Classroom Educator Course in greater depth and detail, and more methods for practical application 
  • Analyzing a student’s background and diagnosis
  • Diagnostic and prescriptive teaching for one-on-one instruction

O-G Associate (A/OGA) Practicum

The Associate practicum provides guidance during the practical application of the coursework. In order to become an Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator, the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA), requires a minimum of 100 hours of supervised one-on-one instruction using the O-G Approach over the course of a minimum of 8 months. During the practicum, ten observations are completed by a Fellow, and applicants are assigned readings as well. Applicants are also required to complete an annotated lesson and a student profile under the guidance of their Fellow, as this course is about deepening the practitioner’s ability to understand a student’s learning profile and unique learning needs.

Associate Orton Gillingham Training

Course Dates

Where: Horizon Academy

June 19 – June 30, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST

Price: $3000 plus $150 for materials

$300 non-refundable deposit due with application.

This training will be held in person at Horizon Academy or virtually.

*Participants are required to provide their own office supplies.



For more information regarding levels of certification, see the Academy website, www.ortonacademy.org. If a Classroom Educator wishes to pursue Associate level certification by the Academy, all coursework and practicum training may be applied to the Associate training requirements. Additional fees and practicum hours are required for this certification.