Research Supporting Orton-Gillingham Approach
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Research Supporting Orton-Gillingham Approach

Research supporting the Orton-Gillingham approach
Research shows that 95% of reading failure is preventable — by using appropriate reading systems and well-trained teachers.
Dr. Orton and Anna Gillingham developed a unique method and sequence to significantly improve the reading and spelling skills of children and adults with dyslexia way back in the 1930's.
All the latest scientific, independent, replicated reading research supports the Orton-Gillingham sequence and methodology as “best practices” when teaching reading to students with dyslexia. This is the approach recommended by the International Dyslexia Association. To view their Fact Sheets on Orton-Gillingham, click here for Fact Sheet #1, and click here for Fact Sheet #2.
So if your child has dyslexia and has qualified for Special Education services, this description of a reading program should be written into his or her I.E.P.:
Independent scientific replicated research supports as "best practices" the use of a reading system that is simultaneously multisensory, systematic, and cumulative with direct and explicit instruction in both synthetic and analytic phonics—to show how reading and spelling are related—with intense practice for a child with dyslexia.

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