FDU Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certificate


Dyslexia Specialist Certificate (30 credits)

The Dyslexia Specialist Certificate is a program tailored for general education classroom teachers and teachers of special education who wish to develop comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading, spelling and handwriting. The program provides courses on theory and practice required for effective educational intervention for struggling readers including students with dyslexia.

Foundation Courses (12 credits)

EDUC6610     History of Multisensory Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (required)
EDUC6616     Language Acquisitions and Language Disorders (required)
EDUC6626     Neurophysiological Basis of Learning Problems
EDUC6743     Introduction to Students with Disabilities in School and Community
EDUC6746     Learning Environment & Effective Management Teaching & Learning
EDUC7620     Diagnosis of Dyslexia (required)

Specialization Courses (12 credits)

EDUC6601     Multisensory Reading I
EDUC6602     Multisensory Reading II
EDUC7603     Multisensory Reading III
EDUC7604     Multisensory Reading IV

One-Credit Workshops (Choose 3)*

EDUC6612     Reading Comprehension
EDUC6613     Written Expression
EDUC6618     Students with Learning Disabilities: Social and Emotional Issues
EDUC6624     Orton Gillingham Topics
EDUC6641     Orton Gillingham for Resource Center Teaching
EDUC6648     Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia1
EDUC6737     Phonemic Awareness1
EDUC6752     K-4 Literature for Struggling Readers1
EDUC6862     Project Read: Reading Comprehension Report Form1
EDUC6880     Teaching Vocabulary to Students with Learning Disabilities

* Additional courses available.

Electives in Reading (2 credits)

For More Information about the Dyslexia Studies please contact:

Mary Lupiani Farrell, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Dyslexia Studies 
Professor, School of Education
University Director, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities
Phone: 201/692-2816

Grace Hottinger
Assistant Director, Center for Dyslexia Studies 
Phone: 201/692-2816
E-mail: graceh@fdu.edu