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Orton Gillingham methodology

Orton Gillingham is a generic term for an instructional approach for teaching reading and spelling skills that was developed by Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham.  There are many instructional programs used today that are based on the instructional approach of Orton and Gillingham, but all share common characteristics.  For example, Orton Gillingham methodology uses a phonics-based approach to teach letter sounds and methods to read and spell words efficiently and accurately.  Orton-Gillingham approaches use direct instructional techniques that break tasks into parts and teaches each task from known to unknown until the final task is mastered.   Repetition and practice are key elements of this approach.    For more indepth information about Orton Gillingham based approaches you can visit the Academy of Orton Gillingham Trainers.