We are so glad you stopped by for a visit! We, at the Orton Gillingham Online Academy (OGOA), believe that all people have the right to reach their full potential. The OGOA exists to serve children, adolescents, and adults with Dyslexia. We offer parents and teachers resources to assist with teaching our English language. We are dedicated and committed to present to you tools that will enhance the teaching/learning venue. It is our goal to maintain a standard of excellence for the practice of the Orton Gillingham Approach. We make it our mission to reach students across the globe.
Dyslexia Screening Part 4
This is the fourth in a series of blogs I am writing on dyslexia screening. You can find the first two here and here, for an overview of this topic, and the third dives into universal screening. The universal screener is a quick and easy test to run on every student. When […]
What is Ear Reading and How Can it Help Someone with Dyslexia?
What is ear reading? According to the International Dyslexia Association, ear reading is defined as reading using audiobooks or similar text-to-speech software. Instead of the written word taken soley through the eyes, the verbal words are processed through the ears and eyes simultaneously and then processed in the brain. What is eye […]
Three Reasons Why Multisensory Learning is Food for the Brain
Multisensory learning (MSL) helps an individual learn by using more than one sense. For children with dyslexia, the use of the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities can be very helpful. A major component of the Orton Gillingham Approach is that it must be multisensory. This approach aligns perfectly with how our brains learn. […]
“As a district administrator who oversees MTSS, having Lynn Givens’ expertise and support has been an absolute blessing . She is quick to respond, eager to provide meaningful professional learning opportunities, and consistently helps us improve our instructional approaches in effort to help struggling readers develop the skills and strategies necessary for becoming proficient readers.”
I would highly recommend this program to parents, teachers or anyone who is passionate about remediating those who learn differently.” Angela Warren (T
“Since completing the certification, I have been able to help remediate other children who have been diagnosed with Dyslexia. It is comforting to know that this program doesn’t end when I finish the course. I am able to continue a relationship with the OGOA and as Marisa Bernard (Executive Director of the OGOA) has told me “Please know you have a friend in us for life and if ever we can be of support to you, we want to avail ourselves.”
“The experience has given me a greater understanding of how children with Dyslexia learn. The Practicum Extension gave me a hands on experience where I was able to put into practice the knowledge I had gained in the Basic Language Course. The Practicum Extension course came with a knowledgeable supervisor who gave me step by step feedback. “
“While the knowledge I gained in the Basic Language course was extremely beneficial, it wasn’t until I was able to implement this approach under the supervision of a trained Orton Gillingham supervisor that I truly felt confident in helping to remediate those with Dyslexia.”
“It is with pleasure and gratitude that I share my experience with the OGOA in the understanding of how to effectively teach children with Dyslexia. While I have read numerous books on Dyslexia to try and help my own two children who have been diagnosed with this, I did not truly understand the implementation of this multisensory approach until I participated in the Practicum Extension.”
“The innovative ideas, positive feedback, along with suggestions for improvement are helping me become a better teacher and providing top notch instruction that these children so desperately deserve. I feel now, that I really know how to teach children to read and spell. Thank you so much!”