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Intro to Orton Gillingham: Multisensory Reading Instruction for Students with Print Disabilities

This course is open only to educators served by the Mississippi Bend AEA.

This course serves as an introduction to the Orton Gillingham program for reading instruction and is designed to help educators understand and teach students with specific language disability (dyslexia). The course includes current research in the area of dyslexia, the phonetic structure of the English language, the importance of multisensory teaching techniques, and a supervised practicum which can involve students of various ages. Participants will also explore implications for fluency, comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and adaptations to other subject areas.

The cost of the course includes materials. Also recommended reading for the course is:
Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction, Second Edition 2nd Edition, available at

Course Syllabus

Instructors: Claudia Reyes-Fry, Theresea Petersen, AOGPE
Session Number: 7241
Dates and Times:
1/9/17, 1/10/17, 2/21/17, 2/22/17, 3/7/17: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
3/20/17, 4/5/17, 4/19/17, 5/10/17, 5/24/17: 4:30 to 7:45 pm
Times of evening sessions may change based on group consensus.
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

$400 for 3 Drake credits
$190 for 3 Relicensure credits
$85 for audit/non credit; includes materials
For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

New credit fees go into effect for courses starting after 1/1/17. Visit MBAEA PD Site for PD News and info.

All participants, even audit, are expected to complete all work and attend all dates.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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