Since 2003, Ohr HaLimud—The MultiSensory Learning Center has established itself as a trailblazer in addressing the needs of the dyslexic child. Its flagship English-language Orton-Gillingham (OG) teacher-training program is now in its ninth year. OG Hebrew, Ohr HaLimud’s adaptation of the research-based Orton-Gillingham approach, has been successfully implemented for girls’ day schools. This program will enable educators of Hebrew-language and Judaic studies to go out into the field to effectively teach Hebrew literacy skills to all students.

The educators at Ohr HaLimud believe that every Jewish child has the right to learn to read Hebrew. Ohr HaLimud might be the only Jewish organization in the world that follows the guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Their Professional Development Academy (PDA) provides workshops on a wide variety of topics related to dyslexia and best practices for educators and allied professionals working with students with language learning difficulties.

Participants in their PDA have already generated great interest for the OG Hebrew Teacher Training Program. This is in addition to the myriad requests they have received over the years from parents, educators, and tutors who wish to help their struggling readers master Hebrew with the Orton-Gillingham approach. Components of this program include classroom instruction covering Orton-Gillingham theory and methodology, history and development of the language, and delivery of instruction in a therapeutic environment. A supervised teaching practicum begins midway through the classroom instruction. This allows participants to put new skills directly into practice while still being under the supervision of the instructor.

This course will change your life and the lives of your future students. A free “open house” with a Q&A aession is scheduled for Monday, March 24, 7:00—8:00 p.m. at the Multi-Sensory Learning Center. Reservation required. Call 718-972-0170, ext. 113, or write to v


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