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Neurologist Dr. Samuel Orton, and educators Anna Gillingham and Bessie Stillman developed the Orton-Gillingham philosophy back in the 1930s and 1940s. Refined over time, the methods have proven their relevance again and again and are considered to be the gold standard in reading instruction for dyslexic children. This approach combines systematic phonics with applied linguistics to create personalized, systematic lessons. Through direct, explicit instruction, students received continuous feedback and positive reinforcement which results in linguistic competence. 
1 on 1 Specialized Orton-Gillingham Sessions
  • 1:1 sessions at a minimum of twice per week. The more frequent the sessions, the greater the retention and progress.

  • Sessions available throughout the school year and during the summer months.

  • Sessions are available in my home office in Southwest Edmonton. Online sessions are also available.

  • It's never too late, but early intervention is highly recommended.

  • Pricing per session:
    45 minute session: $52.50

    1 hour session: $70.00

Key Skills Developed with Orton-Gillingham Lessons:

  • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness 

  • Development of Speech Sounds

  • Phonics and Decoding

  • Spelling

  • Handwriting

  • Fine Motor Skills & Pencil Grip

  • Fluency 

  • Vocabulary

  • Working Memory

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

Shelley MacMillan Education
Orton-Gillingham Structured Literacy Interventionist
Edmonton, Alberta

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