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Pre-School Orton-Gillingham Workshop

Jean Chall’s research designated ages birth to age 6 as Stage 0: Pre-reading. In this emergent stage, children need to identify and manipulate the sound structure of words independent of meaning. In addition to playing and experimenting with oral language, they also benefit from exposure to the visual elements of reading such as letter naming and developing insight that words are composed of sounds. Making a connection between visual and non-visual stimuli is a critical step to becoming a strong reader.  This transition prepares children for the world of decoding. This course will focus on the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities pre-school children should be doing as well as what it means when they aren’t successful in the pre-reading stage.

This course will satisfy 6 hours of coursework at the Certified Level of certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Course date(s): Tuesday July 30th


There is no prerequisite, but a basic understanding of the Orton-Gillingham approach is beneficial.

Instructor(s):  Kim Day, Jennie Curtis, and Laura Thwaite
Course date(s): July 30, 2019 -
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: The Schenck School, 282 Mt. Paran Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30327


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