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What is the Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading Instruction?

By March 4, 2013

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GettyThe Orton-Gillingham method for reading instruction, first developed in the 1930s, is the most widely practiced intervention for helping children with dyslexia and other language-based learning issues, learn how to read, spell, and write. It is multi-sensory in nature and uses neural pathways related to sight, sound, and movement to teach the units of sound and meaning that make up the English language. Read more about the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading and how it's used today.

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