The ORTON-GILLINGHAM Approach for Dyslexic Children @ Altuz Academy

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 0 Comments A+ a-

Dyslexia is NOT seeing 'b' as 'd'.Dyslexia is a condition that impedes phonological awareness, which is strongly related to reading ability, especially in the phoneme-grapheme correspondence area. In addition to reading difculties, dyslexia also causes problems in other skills such as writing, spelling, and motor skills, as well as problems with memory and cognition.
The lack of expert instruction and proper intervention to rectify the reading problems of dyslexic children before they fall behind in traditional schooling can lead to irreparable harm, low self-esteem and a widening gap that becomes increasingly difficult to close. This has negative societal implications and it is a crucial responsibility of parents to ensure that their dyslexic children are able to read proficiently to ensure their quality of life. 

The Orton-Gillingham Approach – the highly structured evidence-based approach to teaching reading and recognized by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is now available in Malaysia with the opening of Altuz Academy, a premier education centre for dyslexia intervention. All Academic Language Therapists at the academy receive the vigorous training and supervised practicum accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and IDA.
Founder of Altuz Academy, Dr Choy Su-Ling (Right)

“It is critically important that remedial specialists, educators and teachers working with dyslexic students be vetted, highly trained in an evidence-based approach with oversight and accountability. Literacy training should be comprehensive, accredited by an international organization and include a supervised practicum period. There should also be ongoing professional development for the sake of the children whom they work with,” said founder of Altuz Academy, Dr Choy Su-Ling. Dr Choy, together with centre manager Yap Jo Ling, created history in the international dyslexia community by being the first two AOGPE-trained academic language therapists from Malaysia. They will continue to be observed and audited by the AOGPE to meet and maintain the high standards of teaching. 

The Orton-Gillingham approach was developed in the 1920s by Dr Samuel Orton, a doctor who first discovered dyslexia, together with Anna Gillingham, a gifted teacher and psychologist. This approach has been further supported by over 100,000 scientific studies over 70 years that conclusively showed that a reading approach should include five important pillars: phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

The 7 tenets of the Orton-Gillingham approach.

In the hands of a skilled instructor, this is a powerful instructional approach that benefits students of all ages and abilities so that learning becomes a rewarding experience. The key features of this approach are multisensory, sequential, incremental, cumulative, individualized, based on phonograms, and explicit. 
This weekend marks the official opening of Altuz Academy, the first Orton-Gillingham dyslexia intervention centre with AOGPE-trained therapists in Malaysia

Altuz Academy is a premier education centre offering only evidence-based and internationally recognized intervention methods for specific learning difficulties. It is the first centre in Malaysia to offer Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutoring by some of the most experienced academic language therapists from Malaysia, US and Australia, that have undergone vigorous training and practicum, and are accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Our centre is also guided by Fellows with over 25 years of experience.

Group photo together

It is a good sharing moment and getting to understand more about Dyslexic with many types of combination. A great approach to help Dyslexic child and make a real difference for
 literacy intervention.
Altuz Academy
Unit 9, Level 3, Block A, Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mt Kiara
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Dr Choy +603-23892265

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