I’ve been an educator since 1979 and have worked with learning disabled and dyslexic students from kindergarten to adults. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham. I was surprised that you make no mention of this exceptional program on your dyslexia website. Please share why it was omitted.

Dr. Pierson's Response: 

We have many Orton-Gillingham-based programs listed on DyslexiaHelp. First, let me correct a common misconception. Orton-Gillingham (OG) is an approach -- it is not a program. There are many programs that are based on the OG approach. You can see sampling of those programs here.

If you type Orton-Gillingham into the DyslexiaHelp search bar, you will see that it comes up over 2 dozen times, so indeed, I include it on the website. But, in 2014 the International Dyslexia Association adopted the term structured literacy to describe the type of intervention for dyslexia and reading disorder, and since that time, I have adopted using that terminology. The OG approach is a structured literacy approach.

I hope this clarifies your question.