Level II Orton-Gillingham Course Content designed for:
K-12 General Education; Resource/Special Education who have taken EITHER Phonics First or Structures.
This rigorous course emphasizes instruction of struggling readers at all grade-levels and is critical for teachers working with the learning/language disabled and dyslexic students. Level II is required for those pursuing Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification. Participants gain expertise in: • Instruction of skills taught in Phonics First® Level I • Customizing lessons for the dyslexic and learning/language-disabled student at all grade levels • Advanced concepts of decoding and encoding Participants learn to customize instruction in: • Basic phonics through advanced morphology • Syllabication/multisyllable word attack strategies • The Reciprocal Teaching process • Multisensory comprehension • Multisensory syntax (grammar) Additional benefits: • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation • Interactive, collegial discussions • Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants • Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling and dyslexic/LD readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology Upon completion, participants will: • Receive a document of completion • Be prepared to teach Phonics First® and Structures to K-12 dyslexic/learning disabled students • Be eligible to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certification program