Orton-Gillingham is one of the most proven language-based methods for teaching students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia to read and write.
The Orton-Gillingham approach stresses the connection between written words and their spoken sounds. Its principles are diagnostic-, prescriptive-, cumulative-, multisensory- and success-oriented. This step-by-step progression leads to a sense of mastery and competence.
All B.C. Learning Centres tutors must be certified in the Orton-Gillingham approach, which has been used with great success in the school since our inception in 2009.
Read about the Orton-Gillingham approach in depth at the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. You can also find a comprehensive, research-based, easy-to-understand description of Orton-Gillingham from the International Dyslexia Organization, of which the B.C. Learning Centres for Children with Dyslexia is a member.