Dyslexia and the Orton Gillingham Approach (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    10 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: June 02, 2021 – June 30, 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:

  1. Define and identify dyslexia
  2. Identify appropriate accommodations
  3. Identify what appropriate interventions should include
  4. Identify key researchers in the field of dyslexia
  5. Identify the alternative views about dyslexia
  6. 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


Suzanne Adams

Suzanne Adams has had the honour of working in the human services field in different capacities for over 30 years, from assisting adults with developmental disabilities to live their lives more fully to working within classroom environments. Teaching has been a natural progression from her passion for helping people reach their potential. In 2001, she began working with private post-secondary schools, developing programs and instructing students. Her career has been centred in the field of special needs. Her roles in this field have provided her with experience and insight into the BC school system and the needs of students. She is a lifelong learner and continues to take courses, attend conventions and workshops to continue her professional development so that students always receive the best of her. She believes that an instructor is morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest expectations for each and every one of her students.

*Subject to change without notice

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:

  • June 02, 2021 – June 30, 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 to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, 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 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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