Orton-Gillingham Therapist FDU Certificate


Fairleigh Dickinson offers a variety of programs, described below, which train teachers in the use of the Orton Gillingham approach, an explicit, direct, multisensory structured, phonetic approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. The Language Tool Kit is the specific curriculum presented. Extensive and supervised practicum are an essential component of each program.

Orton Gillingham Therapist FDU Certificate (42 credits)

This program is accredited at the IMSLEC Therapy Level. The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) provides national accreditation to programs that prepare specialists in multisensory structured language education.

Foundation (13 credits) 
EDUC6610 History of Multisensory Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (required)
1
EDUC6616 Language Acquisition and Language Disorders (required)
3
EDUC6746 Learning Environment & Effective Management Teaching & Learning

3

EDUC6626 Neurophysiological Basis of Learning Problems
3
EDUC7623 Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities
3
Specialization (12 credits) 
EDUC6601 Multisensory Reading I
3
EDUC6602 Multisensory Reading II
3
EDUC7603 Multisensory Reading III
3
EDUC7604 Multisensory Reading IV
3
Workshops (Choose 3)   
EDUC6611 Advanced Language Structure
1
EDUC6612 Reading Comprehension
1
EDUC6613 Written Expression
1
EDUC6615 The Computer as a Teaching Aid
1
EDUC6617 Study Skills
1
EDUC6618 Students with Learning Disabilities: Social and Emotional Issues
1
EDUC6619 A Multisensory Approach to Teaching in the Content Areas
1
EDUC6641 Orton Gillingham for Resource Center Teaching
1
EDUC6624 Orton Gillingham Topics
1
  Electives in Reading
2
  Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum
12
 
 

For More Information

Mary Lupiani Farrell, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Education
Director, Center for Dyslexia Studies
University Director, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities

Phone: 201/692-2816
Toll Free: 1-800-FDU-8803