Training Opportunities for Educators, Tutors, and Parents

In partnership with The Schenck School, the Dyslexia Resource is excited to offer various courses and workshops aimed at increasing one’s knowledge about dyslexia and working with dyslexic students. Registration for the 2019 fall and 2020 spring courses is now available. Descriptions of our training offerings are below.

Workshops and courses can be tailored for a group’s specific needs. Please contact us  if you would like to discuss opportunities for custom training at your school.  Also subscribe to our Educator's email list to hear about classes as they are offered throughout the year!

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Orton-Gillingham Training

  • Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course

    This first level course is a comprehensive, nine month class. The class advances the understanding of specific procedures of the OG Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling and vocabulary. Teachers learn how to teach struggling readers to unlock the code of reading and spelling. The class is appropriate for teachers, tutors, therapists, parents, and anyone else interested in learning about the Orton-Gillingham Approach to remediation.

  • Interpreting Psychoeducational Testing - Orton-Gillingham Certified Coursework

    The focus of this class is to gain a better understanding of psychological testing and how to use that knowledge to write a student profile and guide teachers/tutors in the planning of OG lessons. This knowledge will help teachers better understand the underlying processing issues of students with dyslexia.

    Participants will also learn how to describe students to other professionals and to be more diagnostic and prescriptive in their teaching. Other local professionals including a testing psychologist, speech/language therapists, and occupational therapists, will also share their expertise with the class.

    NOTE: The Associate Level Class and Interpreting Psychoeducational Testing Class are recognized by education professionals for their highly effective and established immersion methodology into the Orton-Gillingham Approach (OG). 

  • Orton-Gillingham - Classroom Educator Course

    The focus of this class is on the principles and fundamentals of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. This class will provide understanding of dyslexia, characteristics of the dyslexic learner, specific procedures for teaching these students primarily in reading and spelling, and adminstration of informal assessments. Specific areas covered will include phonemic awareness, all phonograms, syllable types, syllable division, short vowel rules, suffix rules, basic prefixes and suffixes, and plural rules. 

  • Orton-Gillingham - Classroom Educator - Beyond The Basic 30 Hours

    This class will review the Orton-Gillingham Approach and the concepts covered in the Classroom Educator Class. In addition, more advanced morphology including Latin and Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes, and accenting rules targeting advanced decoding will be covered. 

  • Orton-Gillingham - Subscriber Course

    This 10 hour class is designed for individuals seeking to learn more about dyslexia and the OG Approach. Basic characteristics of dyslexic learners, brain research on learning and how it supports multi-sensory teaching, principles of the OG Approach, basic rules concerning the structure of English that influence reading and spelling and a brief history of English will be discussed.

  • Practicum - Associate and Classroom Educator

    We are not currently accepting applications for practicum students at this time. As space becomes available, registration will be opened. Register for our mailing list for updates.

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Workshops & Orton-Gillingham Certified Coursework

  • A History of the Language

    Examine the rich layers of English and its lasting impact on its pronunciation, vocabulary and spelling. This class will shed light on why English isn’t a crazy language, just a complex one.

  • Morphology

    Explore Anglo-Saxon affixes and basic Latin roots and affixes. Attendees will be provided with tools and instructional procedures for teaching morphology to students in lower and upper elementary grades.

  • Grammar and Diagramming

    Through an explanation of concepts and effective teaching methods, attendees will discover ways to connect grammar with writing in fun, multisensory ways.

  • Vocabulary

    Engage with words on various levels to build a stronger understanding of words and their meaning. Attendees will discuss methods to enrich vocabulary classes and engage students to think critically about word meanings.

  • Comprehension

    Demonstrating strong comprehension requires skills along the language continuum to construct and compose meaning. This class will break down these skills and examine the areas where dyslexic readers may struggle including skills such as main idea, drawing conclusions and making inferences.


Now enrolling for 2019-2020 courses! 

past participants in our courses

  • Marietta City Schools system
  • Atlanta Public School system
  • Morris Brandon Elementary School
  • Morningside Elementary School
  • Sarah R. Smith Elementary School
  • Thomasville Heights Elementary School
  • Slater Elementary School
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Westside Atlanta Charter School
  • Forsyth County Schools (in partnership with Decoding Dyslexia)
  • Trinity School
  • The Westminster Schools
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School
  • Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
  • Woodward North
  • Wesleyan School
  • Pace Academy
  • The Walker School
  • Sage School
  • Warren T. Jackson Elementary
  • Athens Academy