Dyslexia and the Orton Gillingham Approach (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    10 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: November 03, 2021 – December 01, 2021

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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

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.


Live Online

Part Time:

  • October 06, 2021 – November 03, 2021
    • Students must devote at least 3 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

No textbooks are required. Optional materials and learning resources may be provided by the instructor.


The registration fee for this course is $320.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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