Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th, 2013;

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  MST

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IDA member - $625.00

Non-IDA member - $ 675.00

Groups of 4 or more - $625.00 per person

Certificate of Attendance or Graduate Credit (available by separate registration with Adams State University and fee) are provided for every student.  3 graduate credit are offered at $55 per credit, registration details will be provided during class.

(Paying by purchase order?  Register each participant  separately using the by check option and follow registration instructions on the form.)


Denver Academy 
4400 East Iliff Ave.
Richardson Hall, Johnson Commons Room
Denver, CO 80222

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 About Ron Yoshimoto
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Ron Yoshimoto is a Fellow in the Orton Gillingham Academy and master trainer in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, having trained thousands of individuals in continental U.S.A., Canada, as well as Singapore. Ron’s engaging style, hands-on approach and ability to engage all learners has made him a favorite for the teachers he works with. He has had more than 25 years experience in training teachers/parents and working with students with dyslexia.
Ron is the former Vice-President of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and co-president of the Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).
He is currently the Statewide Special Education Literacy Resource Teacher Trainer for Hawaii and is Director of the MSL Centre in Singapore and Hong Kong and for Orton Gillingham International.


Elenn Steinberg, Director
Orton Gillingham International, Inc. 

Yoshimoto Reading - 40 Hour O.G. Training

Ron Yoshimoto returns to Denver!

Denver Orton Gillingham (OG) 40 hour  Training 

This five day O.G. training will focus on a data driven, clinical, multisensory, phonetic, teacher guided Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in whole classroom, small group and one-to-one settings.  Teachers implementing the Yoshimoto method with fidelity are demomstrating consistent and significant growth that is being replicated across the U.S. Perhaps more significant is that teachers love the course, the materials and the success they are seeing in their classrooms and interventions.

The course will cover the three levels of decoding and spelling: sound, syllable, and morphological. With the latter, introductory morphology, the emphasis will be on increasing the vocabulary for all children - general and special education students.  Further, the system supports the outcomes within the Common Core.

All materials are included in the cost of the course.  Further, there will be extensive additional materials provided including; multiple CDs with about 6,000 worksheets dealing with syllabication, sounds, rules and generalizations.

For whom is the O.G. approach appropriate?
The O.G. approach is appropriate for classrooms, small groups and teaching individuals; primary, elementary, intermediate, secondary, college, and adults. This class is designed specifically for kindergarten, primary, elementary & middle school classroom teachers, tutors, reading specialists, special ed teachers and home-school parents .

O.G. teaching sessions are action oriented with auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements reinforcing each other; spelling is simultaneously taught with reading.

Structured, Sequential, Cumulative:
Teaching proceeds from phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable types, syllable division rules, spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension. 

Data Driven, Flexible, Cognitive:
O.G. is data driven, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching at it's best. The teacher designs and implements lessons based on the data gathered from the individual student and/or the classroom group.  The instruction is targeted at the needs of the students and paced to insure the level of mastery that supports ongoing success for all students.  Further, the method includes targeted interventions for students who require more repetitions or intensity. The teacher always seeks to understand how an individual learns and devises appropriate teaching strategies using students' strengths, while accommodating their weaknesses.