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Orton-Gillingham English Literacy Tutoring

What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals.


As this approach always is focused upon the learning needs of the individual student, each lesson and its materials are designed by the practitioner to work with students at the level they present by pacing instruction and the introduction of new materials to their individual strengths and weaknesses.


Most often, this is accomplished through twice-weekly tutoring sessions lasting 45-60 minutes each where the tutor meets with students individually.


Available for learners aged 5 to adult who have started kindergarten and wish to improve their reading, writing, and spelling skills.

Also available: English Literacy Assessment

Not sure if your child could benefit from literacy tutoring?


Want additional information about your child's strengths and weaknesses to share with their school or other professionals?


A literacy assessment can provide more information about your child's reading and writing profile.



Your evaluation consists of a parent interview/questionnaire, a battery of criterion-referenced assessments, and a detailed report. The evaluation may include the following areas: phonological awareness (recognizing sounds in words), decoding (reading), encoding (spelling), fluency (accuracy, speed, and expression), reading comprehension (understanding and interpreting what is read), written expression (content, grammar, and sentence structure), and/or handwriting (letter formation and spacing). The goal of this evaluation process is to develop a reading and writing profile for your child.


A diagnosis cannot be provided.

(A dyslexia diagnosis can only be made by a neuropsychologist or other qualified medical professional.)


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