What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

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What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

Orton-Gillingham is an approach used to help remediate dyslexics. It incorporates reading with spelling and the direct and explicit teaching of rules. OG is multi-sensory meaning it incorporates several senses simultaneously. Although this approach is typically used one-on-one, it can be modified for use with small group instruction. For students who are several years below grade level in their language skills, OG’s diagnostic and prescriptive techniques allow the tutoring sessions to go as fast as they can and as slow as they must.