We are having our Mastery Series Book Study ONLINE beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:00.  If you are enrolled in the study and did not receive a link to the meeting, please email Abbe Pedersen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We welcome you to join our Orton Gillingham Community!

If we are serious about changing students' lives, as OG Practitioners we must be life-long learners and develop a deep understanding of current research and best practices, along with practical applications.  At our Center, we are providing monthly opportunities for educators to learn together, share ideas and best practices and support one another.  Please join us!

 2020 OG Mastery Series--we're online now so we have room for more participants!

Starting in January 2020, we will begin a monthly in-depth study of the highly acclaimed book by David A. Kilpatrick.


"Th[is is] literally the best book ever written in our field." - Dr. Maria Murray, Associate Professor of Literacy, State University of NY at Oswego

"David Kilpatrick's book . . . offers provocative new insights into the nature of reading development, reading difficulties, and effective instruction that deserve wide discussion and application in the field.  [This book] represents one of the most potent linkages between science and educational practice available to us now. " - Dr. Louisa Moats, EdD, review from International Dyslexia Association s Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Summer 2016, p. 51-52.

"[Kilpatrick's] book is highly recommended for all school psychologist practitioners. It provides a comprehensive foundation in the research on the development of reading skills as well as an in-depth analysis of how to approach assessment and intervention. Understanding what the research says about how and what to instruct is crucial for school psychologists who . . . support teachers in choosing effective instruction at the classroom level and beyond." - Lynne O. Thies, Ph.D., NCSP, review from Communique the Newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, Vol, 45, Issue 2, 2016.

About the Book

Although a substantial amount of research has shown that most reading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standard reading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. School psychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students with reading difficulties and to make recommendations to address such difficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessment and intervention techniques, backed by the most current research findings.

  • Bridge the gap between research and practice
  • Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student struggles in reading
  • Improve reading skills using the most highly effective evidence-based techniques

Reading may well be the most important thing students are taught during their school careers. It is a skill they will use every day of their lives; one that will dictate, in part, later life success. Struggling students need help now, and Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties shows how to get these students on track.

Print out the syllabus above.

There is no charge for this book study, however, you must have your own copy of the book.  You can purchase it on Amazon.

2020 OG Mastery Series Schedule

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.               
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
November -- No seminar -- Happy Thanksgiving!
December -- No seminar-- Happy Holidays!