Professional Development

The Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training Program Associate Level

CARE Teacher Training Program provides teachers and tutors with Orton-Gillingham training through coursework and practicum experience. Our mission is to educate professionals and give them the skills to successfully work with students who have language-based learning disabilities.

This training emphasizes courses that have a direct, multisensory, and systematic approach based on principles that have proven effective in teaching students the structure of language.

Course Overview:

Language skills are the key to success in education and in the work place. They must be learned not by-passed. Approximately 20% of student population fails to master language skills at the same rate as their peers. Dyslexia/specific learning disability can cause bright capable, emotionally stable individuals to enter a spiral of underachievement. Their difficulty is in learning to read, write and spell, Individuals with such difficulties can learn the skills they find most challenging if they are provided with a program that is uniquely designed and built around their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Following the guidelines outlined by The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), at the Associate Level, the course is designed to give trainees an understanding of the structure of English Language, an appreciation of the problem of dyslexia/specific learning disability and the rationale and procedures of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

 Upon Completion of the course trainees will be eligible to apply for membership to the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) at the Associate Level for certification.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach:

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a multisensory teaching approach involving visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and tactile pathways. It has proven to be a powerful tool in remediating reading, writing and spelling difficulties.

The Course offers:

The trainees will be provided with 60 hours of course work and theoretical knowledge in a lecture/seminar/workshop format.

The 100 hours of the practicum component offers trainees an opportunity to tutor students individually under close supervision. Both written and oral feedback will be provided to the trainees.

Course instructor:

Mahjabeen Sadik M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE, USA

Orton-Gillingham Practitioner,


Counselling Psychology/Education and practicing since 1987…