“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, then maybe we should teach the way they learn.” (Micheal J. Fox)
The Orton-Gillingham approach (OG) is based on more than 60 years of evidence based research. The OG approach is grounded in how the neurological process of language initiates reading, writing, and speaking. Based on the scientific research of Samuel T. Orton, the OG approach stimulate the brain’s visual-auditory-kinesthetic/tactile pathways to restructure the individual’s language processing system. Foundations of Reading research has determined that this approach is effective for the remediation of reading, writing, and speaking. Longleaf Academy Resource Programs have trained OG professionals who adhere to the principles required by the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Students receive structured and systematic lessons daily based upon the child’s present level of performance. Each language concept is mastered for reading and spelling to develop fluency at the phoneme, word, sentence, and passage level.