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Title: Orton-Gillingham-based Strategies
Description: Orton-Gillingham is a broad, multisensory approach to teaching reading and spelling that can be modified for individual or group instruction at all reading levels. Teaching sessions are action oriented with auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements reinforcing one another. The approach targets persons with the kinds of language processing problems (reading, spelling, and writing) associated with dyslexia.The What Works Clearinghouse review of the research on unbranded Orton-Gillingham-based strategies for students with learning disabilities identified 31 studies that were released between 1989 and 2009. No studies that fall within the scope of the Students with Learning Disabilities review protocol meet WWC evidence standards. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of unbranded Orton-Gillingham-based strategies for students with learning disabilities.
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Cover Date: July 2010
Web Release: July 1, 2010
Publication #: WWC IRSLDOG10
Center/Program: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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