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 program.

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.

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About Orton-Gillingham

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.

Success Story

"The thing that I like most about the Reading Horizons program is that it appealed to all types of learning styles. This was crucial in helping my dyslexic son."

- Shantell, Parent