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The Orton-Gillingham approach is language-based, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible. Language-Based 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 individuals. Multi-sensory  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. Cognitive 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. Flexible 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. Emotionally Sound In every lesson, the student experiences a high degree of success and gains confidence as well as skill. Learning becomes a rewarding and happy experience.
Specialised Learning Centre for Children with Dyslexia in Subang Jaya, Selangor