Greater Cincinnati Orton-Gillingham Training Programs


We are fortunate to have two Orton-Gillingham training programs available in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Each program provides opportunities to learn the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach to teaching reading. One program is offered through the Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati, and the other is offered in cooperation with Mayerson Academy. The opportunity to earn graduate credit from The College of Mount St. Joseph is available for both training programs. See links in the Education Tab above for detailed descriptions of each course.  


O-G . . . What is it?

The Orton-Gillingham approach:

  • is well built.
  • begins with the small fundamental pieces of the language.
  • strengthens skills to assure a strong foundation.
  • uses this foundation to teach more complex skills.


Children will learn to read!

Dyslexics learn differently! They must be taught differently!

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Orton-Gillingham Lesson Resources

1. O-G Card Deck

Mayerson Academy’s Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading Card Deck is an ideal sound deck for both student use and teacher training. In this new edition, the cards have been reformatted in a standard 4×6 size and organized into categories, including: including consonants, single vowels, consonant digraphs, vowel teams, vowel + r, short vowel signals, VCe, suffixes and prefixes, rules and concepts.

The sounds for each grapheme are listed on the back of the card with example words and explanation. The cards also list common spellings for the same sound. All information is in an easily readable font size.

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The Orton-Gillingham Card Deck price includes domestic shipping and handling. For international shipments, please contact us.


LARGE Classroom-sized OG Card Deck

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2. Orton-Gillingham Phonics App Can Be Downloaded Free


Mayerson Academy has developed a free app for Apple and Android platforms that assists children with dyslexia and teachers who are using a phonics-based approach to teaching reading. This simple and effective Orton-Gillingham electronic card deck enhances understanding of over 80 common grapheme-phoneme correspondences that form the building blocks for reading and spelling. The OG app is relevant to teaching decoding to both beginning and older students who are struggling with phoneme articulation and is also ideal for teacher-training.

Each grapheme card on the App offers the user the multisensory experience of:

•Hearing the corresponding phoneme and key word

•Watching a video clip modeling the proper articulation of the phoneme

•Practicing the phoneme with a voice recording/playback option

•Practicing the multiple ways to spell phonemes in English

The OG app allows the user to select one or more categories for practice: consonants, single vowels, consonant digraphs, vowel teams, vowel + r, short vowel signals, VCe, and common suffixes.

Mayerson Academy’s OG Card Deck App is downloadable free from both iTunes and Google Play – search for Mayerson Academy.