Information About the Orton Gillingham Approach
The Orton Gillingham (OG) approach is research based. It is the best way to teach any skill and can be adapted to teach any content. When instruction is delivered primarily using visual modality presentations it leaves behind students who have difficulty learning that way. OG lessons incorporate a multisensory approach involving visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile and oral modalities. Multisensory strategies activate every students’ learning styles and strengthens the weaker modality. The OG method is linguistic and emphasizes recognizing word structures, making word analysis automatic, consequently students’ reading, and spelling improve dramatically. The OG method teaches how to analyze words into predicable segments, including phonemes, syllables, base words, prefixes, suffixes and Latin/Greek word elements. Mastering these phonograms and morphemes enable you to decode one syllable and polysyllabic words with accuracy. It explains the English language in a way that makes sense, structures the lessons by: 1- teaching why words are written in a certain way. The rules enable you to decode (read) and encode (spell). The lessons are structured to ensure success by building skills from basic to more complex, building on skills previously mastered through repetition to levels of “automaticity”. The OG method
OG & The Phonetic Code helps to unlock words, spelling and meaning of written language. letters, words and speech are the main ways humans communicate with each other. Letters have speech sounds and speech sounds can be written as letters.We used to use pictures of words as symbols; a roofed structure was a house; a stick figure, a woman. It was quite a task to memorize hundreds of pictures. Now if you know the code and rules you are able to convert letters into syllables, (parts of words), and syllables into words. You will even be able to decode and read words with many syllables. Knowing the rules of encoding (spelling) you are able to convert speech sounds into letters and words. Using the most efficient ways of teaching, such as the Orton Gillingham approach, you can master, learn to read, spell and understand written language; even you have had difficulty before.