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Dyslexia Resource Trust

Dyslexia Training Classes

The DRT’s Orton-Gillingham training program is structured for parents, individuals and educators. The courses and classes are designed for those interested in increasing their knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Please note that certain classes have prerequisites. Please contact the DRT office for more information or with questions about group discounts.


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An Introduction to Psychoeducational Testing class will provide an introduction to testing instruments such as the WISC -V and various achievement test.

The Grammar and Diagramming Class is intended for elementary and early middle school teachers who will be teaching grammar and writing concepts.

The Grammar and Diagramming Class is intended for elementary and early middle school teachers who will be teaching grammar and writing concepts.

History of the Language / Morphology illuminates the growth of English from a Germanic language to the language of the world. The course will discuss the instruction of Anglo-Saxon affixes along with basic Latin roots and affixes.

History of the Language / Morphology illuminates the growth of English from a Germanic language to the language of the world. The course will discuss the instruction of Anglo-Saxon affixes along with basic Latin roots and affixes.

Formerly known as Teacher Training II, the focus of Interpreting Psychoeducational Testing 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 O-G lessons.

Attendees will use informal evaluations to determine where to begin with a student/students. They will also understand an OG sequence of skills, how they build upon each other, and learn the essential components of an OG lesson plan and the reciprocal nature of reading and spelling.

Formerly known as Teacher Training I, the Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Class is a comprehensive, nine month class. The class advances the understanding of specific procedures of the O-G Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling and vocabulary.

Formerly known as Teacher Training I, the Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Class is a comprehensive, nine month class. The class advances the understanding of specific procedures of the O-G Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling and vocabulary.

Formerly known as Teacher Training I, the Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Class is a comprehensive, nine month class. The class advances the understanding of specific procedures of the O-G Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling and vocabulary.

Part II – Beyond the Basic 30 Hours 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 Classroom Educator Course

June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018

The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator class focuses 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.

The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator class focuses 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.

The Orton-Gillingham Practicum is required for individuals seeking certification with Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators.

The Orton-Gillingham Practicum is required for individuals seeking certification with Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators.

Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course

June 11, 2018 - June 14, 2018

The Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course is appropriate and designed for individuals seeking to learn more about dyslexia and the O-G Approach.

Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course (Waitlist)

April 17, 2018 - April 19, 2018

The Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course is appropriate and designed for individuals seeking to learn more about dyslexia and the O-G Approach.

Teaching Kids to Code with Scratch Jr.

July 16, 2018 - July 16, 2018

Learn to teach coding to your youngest students.

This course is a private class for educators at Thomasville Heights Elementary School only. Although there is no fee for individuals associated with Thomasville Heights to participate, we do need you to register for the course here. You will not be cha…

Tired of introducing great vocabulary words to your students and then witnessing them being forgotten and never used in speech or writing? Come learn methods you can employ immediately in your classroom!

This course is a private class for educators at Westside Atlanta Charter School only. Although there is no fee for individuals from this school to participate, we do need you to register for the course here. You will not be charged.

For dyslexic students as well as students who don’t have language struggles, writing can be a daunting task. This class will focus on how to help students become more confident with the writing process by learning how to generate ideas, build descriptive sentences, develop topic sentences, and construct cohesive paragraphs.