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The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education offers research supported and contemporary Orton-Gillingham based staff development programs. Orton-Gillingham research has demonstrated that multi-sensory, kinesthetic, phonics programs can be successfully used by general education teachers as well as special education and reading teachers.
According to Dr. Reid Lyon of the National Institute of Health, NIH, research based phonemic awareness is critical during initial reading development. Studies at the NIH have shown that if they are given early and proper phonics instruction, at least 95% of even the poorest readers can learn to read at grade level. IMSE believes that every child can benefit from a research based Orton-Gillingham reading program of instruction.
Recently, IMSE collaborated with Debora L. Scheffel, Ph.D. Chair, Director of Colorado Reading First and Competitive Grants and Awards, Colorado, to evaluate the efficacy of the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education's Orton-Gillingham based reading program. The study was called Efficacy of a Multisensory Reading Program. The IMSE reading program in this study is aligned with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute for Literacy's guide "Reading: Know What Works". Utilizing Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessments, this study provides strong evidence to support the conclusion that the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education's supplemental reading program led to accelerated acquisition of, and increased student proficiency in, phonemic awareness and alphabetic principle skills for first-grade students when compared with students who did not receive the program.
Similar results were achieved by an additional study Oswego Community School District 308, Oswego, IL, Institute for Multi-Sensory Education Professional Development, School Year 2008-2009.
We offer our professional development programs in Orton-Gillingham throughout the country. In many states, graduate as well as undergraduate college credit is available as well as SBCEU continuing education credit.