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Fall Basic 40 hour Basic Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Training 


Virtual - via Zoom

Saturdays, October 9,16, 23, 30, & November 6th, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  with multiple brain and food breaks


Shane Baxter


Registration - $875.     you pick-up materials (near Alameda and Quebec)

Groups of 4 or more - $825.00 per person        you pick-up materials (near Alameda and Quebec)

Need your materials shipped in the U.S.?          the cost is $35.00 per set.

All materials required for full implementation of the program are included in the cost of the course.

Certificate of Attendance or Graduate Credit Certificates of attendance are provided to all participants. Graduate Credit is also available by separate registration with Adams State University. Three graduate credits are offered upon completion of the course at  a cost of $165.00 (subject to change); 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.


Elenn Steinberg, Director
Orton Gillingham International, Inc. 


Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham Approach (YOG-A) 40 hour Training 
This five-day O.G. training will focus on a data-driven, clinical, multisensory, phonetic, teacher guided Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in the whole classroom, small group, and one-to-one settings. Upon completing this course participants will have acquired the skills necessary to fully implement this data-driven solution for teaching reading to all students.  Teachers implementing the Yoshimoto method with fidelity are demonstrating 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 an introduction to the concept of morphology. 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.We also discuss Dyslexia, the brain and early and ongoing identification of these students.

All materials needed for implementation of the full program 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.

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.

Meet Shane Baxter, MsSLP, OGI Certified Master Trainer

Shane Baxter comes to us with a  wealth  of experience, knowledge and dedication and a passion for education and kids - particularly those who struggle to learn how to read. Shane graduated from Loyola  University in Baltimore, MD with a Master’s of Science in Speech and Language  pathology where he completed extensive coursework in language and literacy  development.

He has been an active member of the American Speech and Hearing Association for the past 8 years and currently works as a speech language pathologist in the Cherry Creek School District. When he is not working in the schools, he works with private students daily to support their language and literacy skills.

Shane is also the co-director of the Every Child Reading Superstar Summer Reading camp. The camp supports the language and literacy skills of students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities using Ron Yoshimoto’s approach and framework. Shane hopes to use his new position as a trainer to continue fighting for more structured and systematic literacy programming for all students in the school systems; especially our struggling readers.