What do you work on during a typical Orton-Gillingham reading session?

A “typical” Orton-Gillingham instructional reading session includes:

  • Review and practice applying concepts that were taught in previous sessions
  • Spelling
    • Student spells phonetic words and phrases (these words are spelled the way they sound, like “cat”)
    • Student spells non-phonetic words (these words are not spelled the way they sound, like “of”)
  • Teaching new concept(s) at a pace that “fits” the student
    • Some students learn one concept per session; some learn several new concepts
    • Students use multisensory techniques to “program” the new concept, then practice reading and spelling words that contain it
  • Reading
    • Student spends a short amount of time reading a controlled passage to apply the new concept(s) we worked on in our session and reviewing/practicing previously taught concepts
How often do you meet with students, and for how long?

Sessions last approximately one hour.

The frequency of sessions depends on the student and the goals that we’ve established for our work together.  For example, if a student is working on a reading comprehension or writing-related strategy, we might meet once per week for several weeks.  However, a student who is receiving Orton-Gillingham reading instruction might have sessions one or two times per week for several months.

My goal is to help each student experience success and achieve his/her goals as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

How much does a session cost?

The rate for sessions will be discussed during our initial consultation.

Where do sessions take place?

Sessions are conducted remotely (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, etc.).  I currently work with several out-of-state clients.

Do you work with students of all ages?

Yes, I can provide effective individualized instruction for people of all ages.

Can you diagnose a student with a learning disorder?

No. I am not qualified to diagnose a student with a learning disorder. However, I can provide you with a list of licensed psychologists in the area who will provide high-quality evaluations and can diagnose learning disabilities.

Can you provide references?

Absolutely! I am happy to provide you with contact information for client/parent references or professional references.