It is our desire to serve families as they navigate the journey to help their child. All of our leaders are also parents of dyslexic learners and we understand your struggle to get them what they need in a timely way. We currently serve families three ways:
1) INTERVENTION REFERRALS:
The Orton-Gillingham Center of Charleston believes that struggling readers need to work with a practitioner who has a deep understanding of the nature of dyslexia and has the knowledge to provide structured reading intervention.
The OGCC is committed to training more professionals in our area. BUT we do not employ OG practitioners. Once a trainee has completed the steps to become an accredited practitioner with The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), we include them in our community of providers. We can provide a list of AOGPE practitioners upon request. We simply make referrals and serve as a connection point in our community. We always suggest that parents read our "Choosing the right practitioner" link to help guide you in your search. We also run a "waiting list" for Practicum Practitioners. Should your child fit the criteria for a practicum student, we will place them on that waiting list.
2) PHONOLOGICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT
The Orton-Gillingham Center of Charleston (OGCC) provides Phonological Skills Assessments for parents in need of identifying strengths and weaknesses in their child’s foundational literacy skills. During this one hour informal assessment, a trained practitioner will assess phonemic awareness, sound symbol relationship, reading, spelling and writing skills. OGCC does not provide a diagnosis for learning or attention issues. The practitioner will be able to tell you if your child would benefit from diagnostic, prescriptive, multi-sensory intervention. The assessment fee includes a one hour evaluation and a follow up parent meeting. This is an informal assessment and is not a diagnosis of learning disabilities. It does not take the place of a psycho-educational evaluation and will not qualify a child for public school special education services such as an IEP or 504.