What's it really like to take an Orton-Gillingham Associate Level training? It's intense. This first level of training covers all the basics, starting with an introduction to the English language with a level of depth that you may have never experienced before. Trainees are introduced to the history and principles behind the Orton-Gillingham approach and to the most important research on dyslexia. Have you ever heard of phonemic awareness? By the time you finish the Associate Level course, you will be well versed in it. You'll understand why multisensory approaches are important for all language learners and you'll become very comfortable with the term "decoding."
There is a lot to cover in the Associate Level training, but that's only part of the requirement for achieving Associate Level training: a practicum is also required. This extensive training ensures that all learners taught with Orton-Gillingham methods get the best possible instruction and are set on the path to success. Susie is working with a wonderful group of trainees in Australia right now. Here's a look behind the scenes at this Associate Level training. We've got another one coming up in Spruce Pine in April. Check here for more information!