Orton-Gillingham Practicum

Orton-Gillingham Accredited

Marburn Academy is an Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators accredited school and has offered a Basic Orton-Gillingham Tutor Training course and Visual Mathematics training since 1996. These courses are designed to meet the training needs of Marburn staff and of other teachers in the community who would like to learn these approaches to teaching. Training generally takes place during the summer months. We are also pleased to offer supervision to qualified individuals from the Central Ohio community who are working towards AOGPE certification.

Orton-Gillingham Training 

At Marburn Academy, we enthusiastically support the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators’ (AOGPE) efforts to establish and maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for practitioners and trainees.

Orton-Gillingham Course and Practicum

Course Offers:

This Orton-Gillingham Tutor Training course offers 60 hours of seminars integrated with 60 hours of supervised tutorial practicum. Seminar content includes the structure of the English language, examination of the process of reading acquisition, and explanation of how to overcome the barriers to reading development caused by learning differences such as dyslexia. During the practicum, participants learn to apply techniques within a diagnostic/prescriptive framework while accumulating the supervised tutorial hours required for Orton-Gillingham certification.

Powerful Approach

Orton-Gillingham has been shown to be one of the two most powerful and effective approaches for addressing the reading, writing, and spelling difficulties found in 20% of bright students. It involves the use of direct instruction, multisensory techniques, sequential presentation of skills, and recursive practice, all of which are necessary for students who learn differently to maximize their learning potential.


  • The neurological causes for substantial difficulties learning to read, write, and/or spell are found in 1 out of 5 students
  • A comprehensive, research-based approach to teaching phonemic awareness, reading, and spelling
  • Strategies for teaching mastery and automaticity in decoding, encoding, and oral reading fluency
  • Prescriptive teaching, which features formal and informal assessments to evaluate progress in reading and spelling
  • Multisensory techniques for teaching sound/symbol correspondence, word attack, word recognition, and spelling skills
  • Approaches designed to improve storage, retrieval, and transfer of skills

For more information, please call Lisa Neuhoff, 614.433.0822.