Orton Gillingham – Multi Sensory Structured Literacy and Language Program – Listen And Learn Centre Melbourne

Orton Gillingham – Multi Sensory Structured Literacy and Language (MSL) Program

The Orton Gillingham (OG) method incorporates a combination of multi-sensory, phonics and kinesthetic techniques. The Orton-Gillingham approach is an intensive program in reading, spelling, writing and comprehension for children with learning disabilities like dyslexia.

The Orton Gillingham approach

The term Orton Gillingham approach‚ refers to the structured, sequential, multisensory techniques established by Dr. Orton, Ms. Gillingham and colleagues. Many programs around the world today use the principles that were first described in Dr Orton’s foundational work. Other practices that have been supported by more recent research have also been incorporated into the program.

Multisensory techniques were developed as far back as the 1920’s by Dr Orton Gillingham. He suggested that the use of kinesthetic-tactile reinforcement of visual and auditory associations could correct the tendency of confusing similar letters and improve the sequence of letter transposing while reading and writing. For example, those students who confuse b and d are taught to use consistent, different style strokes in the formation of each letter. In the case of the letter b: students are required to make the vertical line before drawing the circle, while for the letter d: students are required to form the circle before drawing the vertical line. Dr Orton and colleagues combine multisensory techniques in teaching the structure of written English, including the sounds (phonemes), meaning units (morphemes such as prefixes, suffixes, and roots) and common spelling rules.

The Multisensory Structured Literacy and Language (MSL) program is delivered by a trained OG MSL practitioner

The Program is offered by Practitioners trained by well known organisations such as the International Dyslexia Association. Alexie Better at the Listen And Learn Centre is accredited as a provider of the Multisensory Literacy and Learning program in Melbourne Australia.

Private centre based tuition and MSL Camps

The Multi-Sensory Literacy and Language program is generally available as a private tuition service provided in Tuition Centre or in a MSL Camp format.

Listen And Learn Centre

Private tuition services are provided at the Listen And Learn Centre in Balwyn, Melbourne. Level 1, 66 Whitehorse Road, Deepdene, Vic, 3103, Australia

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