Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading Instruction
PRIDE Learning Center employs the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction. O-G as it is known, was developed specifically to teach struggling and non-readers how to read, write, spell and comprehend reading. While the program works with all students, it is especially successful for students with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing disorder, speech delays and ADHD.
PRIDE teachers begin with the most basic elements of the English language. This includes the consonants and sounds of the consonants. As the students progress to short vowels, they begin reading and writing sounds in isolation. From there they progress to digraphs, blends and diphthongs.
Every lesson the student learns is in a structured and orderly fashion. The student is taught a skill and doesn’t progress to the next skill until the current lesson is mastered. As students learn new material, they continue to review old material until it is stored into the student’s long- term memory.
With each lesson, the student experiences confidence and success as they progress through the PRIDE program. The purpose of PRIDE O-G instruction is to provide the student with an understanding of language structure, which allows him or her to become an independent reader and writer.