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The Orton-Gillingham approach is language-based, multi-sensory, structured,
sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible.
The Orton-Gillingham approach is based on a technique of studying and
teaching language, understanding the nature of the English language, the
mechanisms involved in learning, and the language-learning processes in
Orton-Gillingham teaching sessions are action oriented with auditory, visual,
and kinaesthetic elements reinforcing each other for optimal learning. The
student learns spelling simultaneously with reading.
Structured, Sequential, Cumulative
The Orton-Gillingham tutor is trained to introduce the elements of the
language systematically. Students begin by reading and writing sounds in
isolation. Then they blend the sounds into syllables and words. Students learn
the elements of language, e.g., consonants, vowels, digraphs, blends, and
diphthongs, in an orderly fashion. As students learn new material, they
continue to review old material automatically. The tutor teaches vocabulary,
sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension in a similar
structured, sequential, and cumulative manner.
Students learn about the English language and study the many
generalizations and rules that govern its structure. They also learn how best
they can learn and apply the language knowledge necessary for achieving
reading and writing.
At best, the Orton-Gillingham teaching method is diagnostic-prescriptive in
nature. Always the tutor seeks to understand how an individual learns and to
devise appropriate teaching strategies.
In every lesson, the student experiences a high degree of success and gains
confidence as well as skill. Learning becomes a rewarding and happy
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