Childrens Dyslexia Center Course


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Children’s Dyslexia Center Course


IMSLEC Accredited OG Course Begins Every Summer

A new cycle for this IMSLEC-accredited Initial Level Orton-Gillingham course begins every summer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for this comprehensive training, which is comprised of two phases:

Phase I: Summer Training  (16 days over the course of five weeks)
Summer training begins with a week of instruction and practice, followed by a four-week apprenticeship (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings) at one of the two local Children’s Dyslexia Centers. During the apprenticeship, each participant is supported by a mentor, allowing for a relaxed transition and gradual assumption of responsibility for preparing and teaching the lessons.

Phase II: Academic Year  (early September through early May)
The practicum requirement consists of tutoring two students twice a week. This supervised O-G immersion provides invaluable guidance and feedback while learning how to tailor lessons to each student’s needs.

Four Saturday lectures are held over the course of the Academic Year to complete the remaining instructional hours.

Application Timeline:

  • Applications accepted on an on-going basis. A bachelor’s degree is required in order to apply.
  • Interviews conducted between October and April
  • Notification of decision by May 1 (Space limited to the most qualified applicants.)
  • Selected applicants begin the training cycle in mid-June.
  • Initial Level Orton-Gillingham Certification awarded in early May of the following year to all participants who successfully complete the training.

Tuition and Fees
Training is offered at no charge, thanks to the Scottish Rite Masons who generously underwrite this course. While the course participants benefit from the free training, the children who are tutored by the participants receive the invaluable gift of literacy.

Course materials and a required background check cost approximately 150.00.

Optional graduate credit available through The College of Mt. St. Joseph

Contact Information
For more information or to request an application, contact either local Center:

**The Children’s Dyslexia  Centers are proud recipients of the Dater Foundation’s commitment to education in the tri-state.


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