Join us at the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Conference
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators was established in 1995 to determine and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The Academy certifies teachers and accredits instructional and training programs that meet these standards. Further, the Academy promotes public awareness of the needs of individuals with dyslexia and of the Orton-Gillingham Approach for the treatment of dyslexia. An international organization, the Academy boasts over 1,700 members around the world.
The Academy will hold its annual conference, Dyslexia On My Mind: Research, Practice, Instruction, and Understanding on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Newton hotel in Newton, MA. Highlights include two distinguished keynote speakers: Steve Wilkins, M.A., Head of Carroll School, will unpack how to build fluent readers in his session, “Building Better Brains for Reading,” while Albert M. Galaburda, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University will discuss his dyslexia research in “Developmental Dyslexia: 35 Years of Fascination and Discovery.”
Breakout sessions will address assessment, phonological awareness, morphology, metacognition, memory, spelling, handwriting, grammar, multisensory math, and issues related to the law, dyslexia legislation, IEPs, progress monitoring, and teacher training. Academy members additionally are invited to a membership meeting, and all are invited to the social reception on Friday night.
The day before the conference, attendees may register to attend site visits at the Academy-accredited Carroll School or at Commonwealth Learning Center, an Academy-accredited clinic and training program.
Commonwealth Learning Center’s Professional Training Institute is pleased to be an assisting organization to help make this conference possible.
We hope to see you in April!Register Now