The Orton Gillingham assessment allows the OG tutor to develop a baseline of what the student knows. Whether the student has dyslexia, executive functioning or processing disability, or nonverbal, memory and motor disabilities an assessment is a very useful first step to beginning to work with the student. This information is used for preparing subsequent Orton Gillingham (OG) lessons for material that will be taught during the Orton Gillingham (OG) lesson(s) but also to know what is known and unknown for the student whether the learning disability is dyslexia or another learning difference or disability. The Orton Gillingham lessons are personalized lesson plans to meet the needs of the each student’s learning difference. While there is one official Orton Gillingham (OG) diagnostic assessment, a student’s knowledge is continually assessed in their lessons by the Orton Gillingham tutor.
The English language is broken into manageable pieces that are presented in an Orton Gillingham (OG) multisensory manner to the student to ensure an engaging, successful OG lesson.