The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading is a language-based, multisensory,
structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible approach that teaches
the basics of word formation before associating their whole meanings. The Orton-Gillingham
method utilizes the three teaching/learning styles through which people learn - visual,
auditory and kinesthetic.
Here you will find information about the Orton-Gillingham method, what it is and
where it came from, as well as a history on Dr. Samuel Orton and Dr. Anna Gillingham.
You can also see exactly how reading is taught in a classroom setting using this
multisensory approach, or sample a skill or lesson from the
Reading Horizons Software, an Orton-Gillingham-based reading software
We encourage you to try out our free online resources
and experience the difference that the Orton-Gillingham methodology can provide
for you or your child. Please feel free to call us anytime if you need any help
or explanation with our Orton-Gillingham resources - (800) 705-6568.
If you have questions about the Orton-Gillingham approach, you've come to the right
The Orton-Gillingham Approach - What
it is, how it helps, and who can benefit from it. A language-based, multi-sensory
and structured method for helping struggling readers.
History of the Orton-Gillingham Method
- A brief history of the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading that explains how
the teaching methods of Dr. Samuel Orton and Dr. Anna Gillingham came together.
It also talks about why the Orton-Gillingham method works so well for struggling
readers and those with dyslexia and other learning disorders.
Orton-Gillingham Correlation - Struggling
readers flourish when exposed to the structured, multi-sensory phonics instruction
of an Orton-Gillingham based reading program.
Orton-Gillingham in the Classroom
- Video - This short video shows how Reading Horizons, an Orton-Gillingham
based program, is taught in a classroom setting.
A Multisensory Approach
A learning style where ideas, concepts, data, and other information are associated
with images and techniques.
A learning style where a person learns through listening.
A learning style in which learning takes place by the student actually doing an
activity that reinforces the concepts being taught.