We offer a number of different Orton-Gillingham training courses for teachers, tutors and parents. 

Participants should be highly motivated individuals with a desire to become more effective advocates and educators of dyslexic students. These intensive courses provide opportunities for a variety of hands-on experiences designed to advance understanding of the underlying principles and specific procedures of the Orton-Gillingham approach for evaluation and remediation.

The courses offered at Camp Spring Creek are designed to fulfill partial requirements leading to certification by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Course work is based on the curriculum and objectives of the Academy (AOGPE).

Courses can be arranged to meet your needs: for example, ten intense days or three long weekends. We can also bring the class to your hometown with a minimum of four participants, provided there is a space where we can meet. Please call us to check on dates or design a class that works within your schedule. 

Susie can also schedule a one-day workshop for your group at Camp Spring Creek in Bakersville, NC or in your area. Contact us for more information. 

Subscriber Course

A two-day course intended to introduce parents, teachers and administrators to the Orton-Gillingham approach, the phonology and structure of English, characteristics of dyslexia, multisensory teaching, and a lesson demonstration.

Associate Level Course

An intense weeklong Orton-Gillingham training course. This is the basic course approach that enables you to instruct with better understanding of the structure of language and multisensory teaching. The course includes an in-depth introduction to phonology, structure of English, characteristics of dyslexia, multisensory teaching, assessment tools, grammar and written expression and interactive demonstrations and activities to use the approach. A practicum is available upon request at an additional cost with observations and mentoring. 

We typically offer an Associate Level class each fall and spring or as often as there is a need. We offer both Certified classes on demand. 

Certified Course, Part I

An additional weeklong intense Orton-Gillinham training that is geared to solidify concepts and theories learned in the Associate Level training followed by more in-depth training on the structure of English. More emphasis is placed on assessment analysis, vocabulary, and comprehension skills, as well as written expression and prefixes, roots and suffixes. A practicum is available upon request at an additional cost with observations and mentoring.

Certified Course, Part II

This is the second half of the Certified course, which requires another weeklong course, solidifying gaps in knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham approach. This course engages participants in more analytical thinking, assessment, and higher-level strategies for college-bound students. At this level, participants continue their focus on morphology, expository writing, vocabulary development, and analogies. Preparing and presenting lectures is also a criterion of this course. A practicum is available upon request at an additional cost with observations and mentoring.