We understand how to teach kids with dyslexia, so that it doesn’t hold them back! Our expert educators specialize in multisensory language instruction using the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach. We meet children at their level of performance so that they are empowered to be successful right from the start.
Length: 50 min/session
Frequency: minimum of 2 sessions/week
1:1 Orton-Gillingham (OG) Instruction
In-person or on Zoom
One-to-one Orton-Gillingham Instruction includes:
- diagnostic assessment of skills
- review of educational history, including psycho-educational assessment (if applicable)
- detailed learning plan
- an individualized, diagnostic and prescriptive program
- regular progress reports
Approximately 20% of the population struggles to learn to read and write. Direct and explicit instruction through the Orton-Gillingham approach is the most proven method to help these students learn. Our one-to-one OG sessions are personalized for your child’s needs.
Best practice in dyslexia remediation suggests early intervention is key to the development of successful readers and writers. Taking a “wait and see approach,” often leads to reduced self-esteem and other social-emotional troubles. The longer you wait, the larger the skills gap grows.
If your child’s learning needs are not being met, we can help. If you have any questions about whether Orton-Gillingham Instruction is right for your child, please feel free to contact us at FAx@fraseracademy.ca or by calling 604 736 5575 ext 6003. You do not need to have a psycho-educational assessment or DSM-V diagnosis to receive support.
Note: 1:1 OG Instruction may be tax deductible for those with a psycho-educational assessment. We recommend that you talk to your accountant or tax advisor for more information.
Our son was diagnosed with a learning difference last fall. He was struggling in school, not keeping up with his reading, writing and math skills. We knew that a regular tutoring service would not be the solution. As a result of FAx, our son has grown more confident and now appreciates he’s capable of doing the work. He is back on track and on his way to realizing his full potential.MELANIE G., GRADE 5 PARENT
Frequently Asked Questions
This depends on the student and their learning profile. We work “as fast as we can and as slow as we must.” Our goal is to build your child’s skills in reading, writing, math, and executive functioning so that they become confident and competent learners. You can expect to see immediate gains and progress in as early as 2 weeks, however there is no quick fix. The process of getting to grade level will take several months to years.
When a student has challenges with reading, writing, or math, learning is a marathon, not a sprint. Progress happens over time. When a child has been struggling, developing confidence also takes time. Learning is a process.
Reading to your child at home helps to build literacy skills, specifically vocabulary. You can talk to your child’s instructor about specific ways to support your child.
We want to express how grateful we are for the work you are doing with our daughter. It is having a profound positive effect on her self-esteem and emotional well-being over and above the pure learning.
Our policy for OG Instruction is to provide a minimum of two sessions per week per semester. Research shows that the frequency of at least two sessions per week is needed for students to maximize the benefits of 1:1 remediation.
If your child is unable to attend a session for any reason, a maximum of two sessions per term will be rescheduled. 24 hours notice is required to cancel a session. Make-up sessions will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time between instructor and student. In the event that inadequate notice of cancellation is provided, the session is deemed to be forfeited.
The best first step is to register for your program of interest. Please contact us at 604 736 5575 ext 6003 or FAx@fraseracademy.ca to inquire about current status.
Yes, we offer sessions in-person or live on Zoom. You will be able to specify your preference when you register.
When you are registering, please provide the most recent report card, and any other therapeutic assessments your child has had so that we can best determine their unique learning needs. Documents including an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a psych-ed assessment, and speech and language reports are helpful.
Students’ feelings about themselves and about learning are vital. Teaching is directed toward providing the experience of success. With success comes increased self-confidence and motivation.Orton Gillingham Academy, 2021 ,www.ortonacademy.org