Orton-Gillingham

The Orton-Gillingham approach is based on research about how the brain learns and how humans process language.

The theories of Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham, first developed in the 1930’s, have been confirmed repeatedly as the technology to look at how the brain takes in information and processes language-based tasks has developed.

The approach was developed for all content areas, appropriate for all learners though it is most commonly used today to teach reading, writing and spelling to children and adults with dyslexia.

The Orton-Gillingham approach:

  • Uses all the learning pathways to the brain
    • the visual, the auditory, and the kinesthetic
    • is individualized
    • teaches the structure and pattern of the English language
  • Is the most most thoroughly researched and validated with
    • consistent outcomes
    • confirmed findings

For more information about Dyslexia, the research, and instructional practice, link to any of the following resources: