Key Learning Center

Orton-Gillingham Training Institutes 

The Key Multisensory Structured Language Education:

Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Writing

KLC offers three levels of accredited Orton-Gillingham (OG) courses.

Registration for all KLC Institute Courses is handled via an interview process.

Please contact Concha Wyatt for registration details: 

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course

This Four-Part Program is offered over the spring and summer of 2023.   It meets coursework requirements For Orton-Gillingham Associate Level and ALTA Teaching Level.

Dates for 2023 TBD

Associate Foundations (Parts One through Three) offers an opportunity for teachers, tutors, parents, and other professionals to be introduced to the fundamentals of the Orton-Gillingham approach including strategies that can be used one-on-one, in small groups, and in the classroom. Basic phonics instruction based on Orton-Gillingham principles integrated with multisensory techniques and strategies will be the primary focus of this course. It is suitable for teachers of elementary classes (grades K-4) and is most beneficial for primary grade teachers. 

Associate Practice Teaching and Advanced Phonics (Part Four) provides comprehensive knowledge and hands-on practice with the multisensory principles of teaching and structured language instruction in reading, writing, and spelling. This evidence-based approach is effective for both initial reading instruction and for remediation with older students with deficits in reading. It includes lectures, small group learning, and a one-on-one practice teaching component with your own student.

Note: There is a 10-hours Subscriber course prerequisite. Coursework includes additional asynchronous hours between sessions and working with your own student. Participants secure a student on their own to work with in a face-to-face format. See full details in link below.  

Practicum: As a follow-up to the Associate course, a supervised teaching practicum offers teachers and tutors the opportunity to obtain continued support from an experienced OG practitioner while working with a group, class, or one-to-one over a nine-month to twenty four month period in their own school or clinical setting. The practicum component is a requirement for course participation and for credentialing at the Certified Academic Language Practitioner Level,  Associate or  Classroom Educator Level*The practicum is a separate fee from the coursework.

For Details View the 2022 Brochure


Orton-Gillingham: Bridge from Basic to Advanced - OGA Certified Part I / ALTA Therapist Part I This course is open to those who have completed an Introduction to Orton-Gillingham and/or an Associate level course at Key Learning Center or other similar program.

It provides educators the bridge from basic phonology to higher level language skills. It includes a review of phonics and basic grammar concepts along with an introduction to the advanced levels of English morphology and writing. 

With prior approval, this course is open to middle and high school teachers seeking a background in morphology and structured writing. 

Course Dates: (Five Day Session): Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 2022, 9:00 am-2:00 pm EST

Please download the brochure for full details.

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Orton-Gillingham: Certified Part II / ALTA Therapist Part II 

Fall 2022 through Spring 2023

Prerequisites: Associate and Associate Level Practicum(or enrolled in Associate Practicum), Must be enrolled in Bridge from Basic to Advanced or have completed the course within two-year window. 

This fourteen session course is held on Wednesday evenings from September 2022 through May 2023. it is integrated with the completion of the OGA Certified Level  practicum. Participants will complete coursework and practicum at the same time to support the development of advanced language skills and guide participants through the requirements of the OGA Certified Level. Options to work toward ALTA Therapist are available. 

This course, Part Two follows the Bridge from Basic to Advanced and meets the requirements of OGA Certified, ALTA Therapist advanced level coursework. It focuses on the remediation of dyslexia and related language-based learning challenges in the older student. It includes lectures, small-group activities, and hands-on practice teaching with older students as integrated into the Certified Level Practicum.  

Certified Level Practicum: Participants continue their training through an advanced-level supervised teaching practicum working with older students with the support of an experienced master level OG practitioner. The practicum component is a requirement for certification at the Therapy/Certified level.  (The practicum is a separate fee from the coursework.)  

Please download the brochure for full details.

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There are three internationally recognized institutions that accredit multisensory structured language training programs. Key Learning Center maintains accreditation with each of these organizations:

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About becoming Certified as an Orton-Gillingham Teacher or Tutor:

Key Learning Center offers training that is accredited by the major international organizations that accredit high-quality programs meeting rigorous standards.

Certification as an Orton-Gillingham Practitioner or an Academic Language Practitioner comes through these organizations: