It can be used for adults and children with equal success and it is a very useful tool for teaching English as a second language.
There are many amazing success stories around the use of the Orton Gillingham multisensory approach to learning disorders we can share with you.
The Orton-Gillingham multisensory approach helps those with:
- Reading remediation (students without a learning disorder)
- ADHD (although not a formal learning disorder)
- Generalised learning disorders
Who else can benefit?
The Orton Gillingham multisensory approach is suitable for just about anyone of any age whether they suffer a learning disability or not.
Many older students in their teens still read and write at the level of a 6 or 7 year old. While they may be able to read higher level words such as ‘information’ they confuse ‘wish’ and ‘wash’.
English as a second language
Orton Gillingham multisensory approach practitioners are ideally placed to teach ESL.
English is a complicated language to master as a second language; it has the most words of all languages and its glossary is derived from French, Latin, Greek, Old English and many other languages including Sanskrit.
The use of phonics rather than a whole word approach allows the student to correctly pronounce and spell in English.
People with Speech and Hearing Impairments
The Orton-Gillingham multisensory approach is a valuable teaching approach for students with speech and hearing impairments. These students will often have measurable improvement in oral as well as written language as careful attention is given to pronunciation of words to help with accurate spelling.