Orton Gillingham approach was established as early as 1925 by Samuel Torrey Orton Who described the syndrome of dyslexia as an issue in education. Anna Gillingham was a brilliant teacher and psychologist with an outstanding knowledge of the language This is a multi-sensitive, structured, sequential, accretive, cognitive and flexible approach based on language. It is a philosophy rather than a system that is infinitely adaptable.
Orton-Gillingham is an approach that benefits all students but is particularly important for those who struggle with languages or dyslexia, which is multisensory, sequential, cumulative, systemic, direct, cognitive, and teaching literacy. It can also be referred to as the MSL–Multisensory Structured Language. It is the initial method which resulted from a partnership between the neuropsychiatrist and pathologist, Dr. Samuel Orton, and the psychologist Anna Gillingham, putting together neuroscientific knowledge and remediation concepts. In the Orton Gillingham approach, we offer tutoring in reading, writing, and Literacy, as well as training teachers, parents and other professionals who would like to use this evidence-based approach. OG based remediation focuses on the structural components of language, helping struggling students recognize patterns. This foundational remedial system takes students from struggling readers to successful readers using the world-renowned Orton Gillingham approach. One-to-one tutoring is especially helpful for children with dyslexia, or other specific learning disabilities that impact reading. If your child struggles with the written word, this is the ideal approach.