Monday- Friday, July 27th - 31st,  2020 
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  EST


Mary Binnion, M.ED, Certified Master Trainer


Registration - $775.00
Groups of 4 or more - $745.00 per person
(Check or credit card accepted)

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.


Grasp Academy

3101 Justina Road

Jacksonville, FL


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.





 Mary Binnion 

M.Ed, O-GI  Master Trainer 

A classroom teacher and administrator for 35 years in a large, urban school system, Mary often shares that she did not really know how to teach reading until her 28th year in the classroom when she was introduced to the Orton-Gillingham method. Seeing the success she was having with her students she continued her studies.  In 2015 she had the opportunity to take the Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham training and was completely committed. Mary worked hard and earned the credential of Certified State Trainer for Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham International. Mary is the Immediate Past President of the Indiana Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.  She is a co-founder of Decoding Dyslexia-IN.  Currently, she and her husband have a tutoring center serving nearly 30 children.  They are also the proud grandparents of 7 grandsons, and one granddaughter.

Mary has done extensive work for all students who struggle to read and is currently looking forward to participating as an O-GI Master Trainer. As an O-GI Master Trainer, Mary will work with educators in Indiana to implement a new dyslexia law.