Do you want to learn more about how to help struggling readers?


Our LDA affiliate in Pennsylvania, LDA of PA,  is offering a great virtual learning series on tutoring with the Orton-Gillingham reading approach. This method is considered the gold standard for helping those with dyslexia, but is also helpful for all students learning to read. This introductory course is perfect for educators, parents of children with reading disabilities, those wishing to become reading tutors, and adults with learning disabilities.

Orton-Gillingham is a multi-sensory approach, meaning that it includes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning strategies, which can increase the likelihood of understanding. One of the reasons it is so successful with dyslexic students is because it is a technique that uses a student’s strengths to their advantage.

Participants in this online program will learn:

  • to use a multi-sensory approach to learning that benefits all students
  • the structure of the English Language and morphology
  • syllable types and division patterns
  • specific questioning techniques
  • phonemic awareness activities

Take a look at our quick overview video on this method below!

Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory tutoring for students with dyslexia!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about helping students improve their reading? Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory reading instruction is a great method to help any student learn to read.

Check back each day this week for 4 movie videos describing different lessons (each focusing on: Visual Drill, Blending Drill, Auditory Drill, and Phonemic Awareness Drill)!

Posted by Learning Disabilities Association Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 5, 2019

Still have questions or want more information before you register? Simply email LDA of PA at tutoring@ldaofpa.org and one of the great instructors will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Course Schedule & Fee:

  • Session 1: Jun 18, 2020 07:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
  • Session 2: Jun 22, 2020 07:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
  • Session 3: Jun 25, 2020 07:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
  • Session 4: Jun 29, 2020 07:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

LDA of PA is currently offering a discounted rate for courses to assist with remote learning during this time.

If you join LDA using the option in the form below the cost of the course will be included in your membership.

LDA members may attend for free, please email info@ldaamerica.org for your discount coupon code to use when registering if you are already a member.

LDA members will also be eligible to receive significant discounts on more advanced tutoring classes offered by LDA of PA in the near future and these other fantastic benefits.

For non-members of LDA, registration is $40 for all 4 classes. You will also be able to view the videos online for 3 months.

We offer a sliding scale option for those experiencing financial hardship, please email us at info@ldaamerica.org for more information about this option.

Requirements for class:

  • Pencil
  • Index cards or paper that is cut into pieces for creating flash cards
  • Three different colored markers
  • An internet connection

Your instructors:

Janet Becker
Janet Becker holds Elementary Education, English, and Reading Specialist certifications.  She has taught middle school reading for the past 24 years.  In addition, Janet served as the Director of the Children’s Dyslexia Center – Pittsburgh for seven years, taught an Orton-Gillingham reading course at Robert Morris University for two years, and has trained over 100 tutors.


Cyndi Glenn
Cyndi Glenn is a principal, a certified Orton-Gillingham tutor, reading teacher, and multi-sensory math teacher at The Pittsburgh New Church School for Dyslexia. Cyndi also has 20 years of teaching experience and is a parent of a son with dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Kathleen Hartos
Kathleen Hartos is in private practice as an Advanced Level Orton Gillingham Tutor, Multisensory Math
Tutor, Advocate, Study Skills Coach, and Homeschool Consultant. She is CERI certified as a Structured
Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist and has tutored at the Pittsburgh Children’s Dyslexia Center. She has
served on the Board of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association as well as
other non-profit organizations supporting education, community, and dyslexia.

This course is currently full. Please use the form below to let us know you’d like to be added to our waitlist.

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