Orton-Gillingham

The Orton-Gillingham method to reading is a language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, and flexible approach that teaches the basics of word formation. The Orton-Gillingham method utilizes the three teaching/learning styles with which people learn - visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

In the links below 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 multi-sensory approach, or sample a 30-day trial from Reading Horizons Discovery or Elevate, which is an Orton-Gillingham-based reading software program.

We encourage you to try out our free online resources and experience the difference that the Orton-Gillingham methodology can make for you or your child. If you have questions about the Orton-Gillingham approach, you've come to the right place!

About Orton-Gillingham

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. You can get ideas from this video to apply in your homeschool or individual tutoring.

A Multisensory Approach

Visual

A learning style where ideas, concepts, data, and other information are associated with images.

Auditory

A learning style where a person learns through listening.

Kinesthetic

A learning style in which a student learns by actually doing an activity that reinforces the concepts being taught.