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We train educators how to teach reading more effectively

using a proven, multi-sensory approach called Orton-Gillingham.

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School Administrators

IMSE offers extensive professional development and customized programs so that your school can find success. We work with you before, during, and after to make sure the implementation process is as efficient as possible.
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Educators

Our program prides itself on the ability to assess and differentiate every student in a classroom. By taking our professional development course and implementing direct, explicit, sequential, and systematic instruction, you can become an effective literacy educator and use the science of reading to drive your instruction.
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Parents

As a parent, you play an important role in your child's literacy development. From nurturing early literacy skills to understanding intervention strategies, no one will be more invested and informed than you. IMSE is here to help in any way.
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What is Orton-Gillingham?

Orton-Gillingham is an explicit, sequential, systematic, and multi-sensory approach used to teach literacy. Our evidence-based program breaks reading and writing into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, then builds on these skills over time.

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What Is Effective Reading Instruction?

Reading has two basic components: Word Recognition and Language Comprehension (Gough & Tunmer, 1986). In order give students the best chance at learning those skills, classrooms must use a Structured Literacy™ approach that is based in the science of reading. That means teaching phonology, morphology, syntax, and more Structured Literacy components using an explicit, sequential, systematic, and multi-sensory approach. 

What other teachers are saying about IMSE training

  • "In less than a year, we’ve seen a huge jump in our reading benchmarks… At the beginning of the school year, only 34% of our students were testing at benchmark for literacy skills. By implementing IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham methods in our lessons, that number jumped to 84% by January of this year. So, we’ve seen great gains in a very short amount of time."

  • "I would absolutely recommend this training to anybody. I saw the results so quickly… it made me more confident as an educator and I’ve watched the confidence in my students go up… I’ve been to many trainings where you go back to the classroom and you’re not really sure how to incorporate it into your classroom. With IMSE, it’s so different. I saw the results so quickly. If you stick with it, IMSE is so supportive and helpful."

  • "We recognized we weren’t just investing in our students’ success, we were investing in our teachers. We trained all of our pre K through second grade staff, and special education teachers, no matter the grade level, so they could implement it as far as they needed to, as well as all of our academic support staff. There is the misconception that when you hear Orton-Gillingham, traditionally you would think of it as being a remedial program for s…