Pomeroy Tutoring

Pomeroy Tutoring offers customized, private tutoring for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.  All lessons are individually tailored to meet the academic needs and learning styles of each student.  We are conveniently located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

The Orton-Gillingham approach is named for a neurologist, Samuel Torrey Orton (1879-1948).  Dr. Orton was a pioneer in the field of reading failure and related language difficulties.  As early as 1925, he had identified dyslexia as an educational problem, and brought together neuro-scientific information which resulted in his theory for principles of remediation.  Anna Gillingham, a school teacher with a superb mastery of the English language, worked with Dr. Orton to train teachers and compile and publish comprehensive instructional materials based on Dr. Orton’s theories. 

The Orton-Gillingham approach is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible.  It is a philosophy rather than a system.  The components of Orton-Gillingham instruction are:

[Excerpted from www.pediaspeech.com.]