Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus” for Schools

Highly engaging, evidence-based content trusted by school systems for years

Students with dyslexia are not making gains in reading because their teachers:

  • didn’t learn evidence-based practices in their teacher prep program
  • have had professional development in the Science of Reading but haven’t been able to put it all together into lessons
  • are using an Orton-based program that’s not effective for students who need more intensive remediation

Teachers often have capable students with dyslexia (identified or not) who, despite receiving intervention, do not respond, leaving both the teacher and the students frustrated. Yet a large body of research shows that with appropriate, intensive instruction, all but the most severe reading disabilities can be effectively addressed.

Why is Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus” so Effective?

Bowman’s O-G “Plus” training is different. It is trusted by school systems for its highly engaging, evidence-based content. Teachers complete the training feeling empowered and excited to implement the program. It is highly structured, but not scripted, allowing teachers to adjust the pacing and delivery to meet the needs of the learners. Teachers come away with a deep knowledge of structured literacy and of the Orton-Gillingham multisensory approach to structured literacy.

Bowman’s O-G “Plus” training prepares teachers to identify the risk factors of dyslexia and teach struggling readers grades K-12 how to read, write, and spell.

Thousands of teachers have been trained in Bowman’s O-G “Plus” and are thrilled with their students’ progress.

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Bowman's Orton-Gillingham "Plus", Fall 2024

A 60-hour virtual course combines the essentials of Orton-Gillingham with phonological awareness and reading fluency exercises based on recent research from the National Institutes of Health and the National Reading Panel. You receive everything needed to implement Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus” including:

  • Manual complete with 131 lesson plans
  • Scope and Sequence
  • Progress Monitoring Tool
  • Decoding Supplement
  • Stories for Fluency Practice
  • Multisensory materials kit

Schools and families consistently share how empowered and excited they feel implementing Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus”.

Structured Literacy Course

A 20-hour hybrid course (8 asynchronous hours; 4 meetings of 3 synchronous hours) for K–2 teachers rooted in scientific research which describes how the brain learns to read and the instructional methods that prepare students to automatically decode words in an explicit, systematic manner. Registrants receive a multisensory materials kit.

Zoom Office Hours

Monthly drop-in sessions

Supporting Teachers Post Training

Refresher Course

Bowman’s O-G “Plus” Refresher Course is designed for teachers who have completed Bowman’s 60-hour Orton-Gillingham “Plus” training and would like to revisit course content. The Refresher Course allows teachers to review critical content,including:

  • Assessment and placement
  • Steps of the O-G lesson plan 
  • Progress monitoring
  • Error correction and differentiation
  • Pacing of lessons

The Refresher course is asynchronous so that teachers can work at their own pace. 

Administrator Support

Course includes:

  • Overview of structured literacy
  • Overview of dyslexia
  • The Orton-Gillingham approach
  • Placement, grouping, scheduling
  • Implementation
  • Progress monitoring
  • Rubric for observations

Post-Training Collaboration

Upon completion of the 60-hr Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus” course, a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (C-SLDS) supports teachers one-on-one, ensuring they become confident delivering Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham “Plus” with integrity.

Coach The Coach Model

  • Identify lead O-G teachers
  • Train lead teachers as coaches
  • Support coaches with on-site coaching

Zoom Office Hours

Monthly drop-in sessions

Some of our School Partnerships:

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Maryland Public Schools:
Allegany County
Baltimore County
Frederick County
Harford County
Kent County
Washington County
Worcester County

Maryland Private and Charter Schools:
Bishop Walsh School
Glenwood Academy
The Gateway School
The Legacy School
The Katherine Thomas School
Radcliffe Creek School

West Virginia Public Schools:
Mineral County
Jefferson County