Sometimes, life just gets out of hand – snow, sick kids, hockey practice and dinner can all interfere with getting to a scheduled reading session.  Do your OG session on Zoom, instead!  Give us a 24-hour notice and we can set up a session online, saving you the trip!  Here’s how to do it:

If you would like to set up a session via Zoom, please contact the office – 952-920-9280.  We’ll send you a link and instructions on how to sign into your Zoom session.

Here is what is required for a successful online session: 

  • A quiet, distraction-free place, at a desk or table cleared of clutter.
  • A laptop computer so that the screen can be tipped for the teacher to see what the student is writing.
  • Headphones or earbuds to hear the teacher clearly.
  • Strong and fast internet
  • Their materials ready to go on the floor next to them:
    • Wordbook
    • Spiral notebook or lined paper
    • Pencil or pen
    • Reading material*
  • An adult nearby to help with technical issues.**

Online sessions are not appropriate for every student. Orton Gillingham Reading Specialists reserves the right to discontinue the online session option or an online session at any time.

*If it is a one-time online session, reading may be skipped that day.  If the online sessions are ongoing, the teacher and student should arrange to have matching reading material available to them.

**Our staff is not trained in technology support.  The ability to handle the technical requirements of participating in an online session lies with the end  user.

*Please note that Specialists-in-Training do not do Zoom sessions with students.