Year after year, I get to work with students whose parents have tried at least one traditional reading tutorial, and didn’t get the results they were promised. This makes for a frustrated child and parent, and wasted time and money.

One of the reasons why students don’t see much progress in their reading and spelling skills is because, there could be some important missing pieces to the literacy puzzle. The Orton-Gillingham approach is research-based, and addresses all the critical literacy pieces that other traditional programs miss.

Six Critical Skills Needed for Reading Mastery

  • Phonics
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Word Attack
  • Reading Fluency
  • Spelling Patterns / Rules
  • Vocabulary

Any trained Orton-Gillingham reading tutor who delivers instruction with fidelity, should be able to help your child gradually progress in reading and spelling over time.

Why is the Orton-Gillingham approach the gold standard for children and adults with reading struggles or dyslexia?

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is effective because, it is:


This means, since the instruction is multi-sensory, and engages the student in the learning process. The oral and written responses your child provides during instruction help to identify skills that they’ve mastered, as well as skills they need to review.


This means the instructor will model, and provide skill practice until your child becomes independent.


This means, your child’s skill performance during sessions will be used to help plan future instruction, and address any challenges your child has, to ensure continued progress.


This means, instruction will engage all the senses in the learning process: seeing, hearing, feeling, movement, and touching. Research shows that, this is the best way our brain learns and understands new information. This way of learning reinforces skills learned and makes recall easier.


This means lessons are organized in a way that teaches foundational skills and builds on that strong foundation. This makes learning, recall, and independent application easier for students.


This means, as your child progresses, and shows mastery of simple literacy skills, they move on to a more challenging material.


This means, the consistent instruction, strong phonics skills, regular reading, and spelling practice, work together literally to changes your child’s brain. Your child will eventually become a better reader.

When Orton-Gillingham instruction is delivered with consistency and fidelity, you can be assured that your child’s phonics, reading, and spelling skills will improve.

Your child’s confidence level and grades should increase as well!


Ready to see your child break through the struggles; improve in reading, comprehension, and math- and get better grades?
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