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Teaching the Structure of the English Language

Teaching the structure of the English language forms the foundation for students to read. This is important for typical learners and dyslexic learners. Multisensory Learning Associates’ resource materials can be used to support the teaching of reading to all learners. Training in the Orton-Gillingham approach helps teachers develop the skills needed to effectively instruct the dyslexic learner as well as the typical learner. The essential ingredient for successful reading instruction is the training of teachers.


Research supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the last several decades attests to the positive effects of structured, sequential, multisensory teaching methods for individuals with language-based learning disabilities.

The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading, writing, and spelling has proven effective in helping dyslexic students to acquire literacy skills for over 60 years.

The ABCs of O-G was written by Emi Flynn to support teachers who have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Used in conjunction with The Gillingham Manual, it provides busy teachers with lesson plans and strategies to effectively assist students to read proficiently. It is especially helpful for teachers with many students and few planning periods. The scope and sequence is flexible because all Orton-Gillingham instruction should be based on the student’s needs and Orton-Gillingham principles.

Many support materials, including Skills Books and Phonetic Readers, are available. Order our resource materials now.