Dyslexia and the Orton Gillingham Approach (Online)

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Part-Time: September 20, 2023 – October 18, 2023


Webinars are held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm PST


Dyslexia and the Orton Gillingham Approach Course Overview

In this short course, students will be introduced to the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, popular myths and assessment/evaluation for dyslexia. The Orton-Gillingham approach will be examined and discussed. The course will also discuss current accommodations available to children and adults with dyslexia.

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Dyslexia and the Orton Gillingham course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Define and identify dyslexia
  • Identify appropriate accommodations
  • Identify what appropriate interventions should include
  • Identify key researchers in the field of dyslexia
  • Identify the alternative views about dyslexia
  • Identify and understand the Orton Gillingham method
Program Organization # of Hours
What is Dyslexia 2
Clues and Diagnosing 1
Introduction to Orton-Gillingham Approach 1
Strategies, Tips and Tools 2
Intervention and Remediation 2
Accommodations and Modifications 2

Admission Requirements


Who Will Benefit From The Course

This course provides additional and supplemental training for those already in careers such as an education assistant, early childhood educator, behavioural interventionist, special education teacher applied behaviour analyst, occupational therapist, social worker, speech language pathologist, developmental psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, nanny, art therapist or parents and relatives of children with dyslexia.


Subject to change without notice

Gloria Fligg

Gloria Fligg has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg and has almost 30 years of experience in teaching, both in the classroom and in Student Services. Gloria has worked with a wide variety of students with additional learning needs, and she has a special interest in teaching those who find the process of learning to read challenging. Gloria has a passion for literacy as a foundational academic skill and is committed to best practice in delivering the best possible intervention to reach all students. She is inspired by the many students who continue to strive to become the best readers that they can be, and she is excited to teach others how to support these learners.




  • September 20, 2023 – October 18, 2023
    • Students must devote at least 2 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

Dyslexia – Theories, Assessment, and Support. John Everatt, Amanda Denston. Routledge. 2020. ISBN: 9781351785951, 1351795953


The registration fee for this course is $320.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College offers education for all students with a unique online learning approach. A synchronous learning component provides real time interaction and immediate feedback. We use real time interactive sessions, breakout rooms, and screen-sharing. An asynchronous learning component allows students to work at their own pace. Our asynchronous learning materials include recorded real time lectures, online readings, and discussion forums. We encourage students, if possible, to use both components so as to enjoy interactivity and community of real-time learning as well as studying at their own pace. This approach ensures students have support and resources to achieve their educational goals.

For synchronous sessions, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.

This program/course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. As such, PTIB did not review the program/course.

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