Current Research On Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading Instruction
The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s (IMSE) Orton-Gillingham training program is a research based, multi-sensory, kinesthetic, phonics program for use in the general education classroom and special education. In addition to students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, we believe that every child can benefit from IMSE’s time tested Orton-Gillingham reading program. The Orton-Gillingham approach covers reading, spelling, writing, and reading comprehension.
What is Orton Gillingham?
In 2006, IMSE collaborated with Debora L. Scheffel, Ph.D. Chair, Director of Colorado Reading First and Competitive Grants and Awards, Colorado, to evaluate the efficacy of the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s supplementary Orton-Gillingham based reading program. The research study was called Efficacy of a Multisensory Reading Program. The IMSE research supported reading program in this study is aligned with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute for Literacy’s (2001) guide Reading: Know What Works which is based directly on the reports of the National Reading Panel (2000) and the National Research Council (Snow, Burns, & Griffin, 1998) and delivers Guidelines for reading teachers in Title 1 schools. Utilizing Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessments, this study provides strong evidence to support the conclusion that the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education’s supplemental reading program led to accelerated acquisition of, and increased student proficiency in, phonemic awareness and alphabetic principle skills for first-grade students when compared with students who did not receive the program.
An additional study Oswego Community School District 308, Oswego, IL, Institute for Multi-Sensory Education Professional Development, School Year 2008-2009 demonstrated similar results.
Once trained by IMSE, teachers have the confidence and skills to deliver powerful reading instruction to every child and enables schools to achieve rigorous academic standards. The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s website, Orton-Gillingham.com, can assist you with Orton Gillingham lesson plans.