Orton Gillingham Approach - Orton-Gillingham Method
Research supported professional development programs in Orton Gillingham are offered by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. It has been demonstrated that Orton-Gillingham's, multi-sensory, kinesthetic, phonics can successful be incorporated into the general classroom. Orton-Gillingham has been the gold standard for reading remediation by special education teachers and reading specialists. IMSE believes that every child can benefit from a contemporary Orton Gillingham phonics based reading program of instruction. Ninety five percent of even the poorest readers can learn to read if they are given early and proper phonics instruction, according to studies at the National Institute of Health. The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education's staff development programs meet the national core standards for reading instruction.
Recently, in 2006, the efficacy of the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education's Orton-Gillingham based reading programs were tested by Debora L. Scheffel, Ph.D. Chair, Director of Colorado Reading First, Colorado. IMSE collaborated with Dr. Scheffel, in a research study called Efficacy of a Multisensory Reading Program , This study concluded that the Institute for Multi-Sensory Educationís reading program accelerated acquisition of phonemic awareness and alphabetic principle skills for first-grade students. The control group were students who did not receive the program. The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education participated in an additional study, Oswego Community School District 308, Oswego, IL, Institute for Multi-Sensory Education Professional Development, School Year 2008-2009, which achieved similar results.
IMSE offers staff development programs, in Orton-Gillingham, throughout the country. Our programs can be integrated into your current reading curriculum, we come to you, and the programs are Title 1 approved. In many states continuing education credit and college credit are available.