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About the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education

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Every child should be able to read. We're on a mission to help teachers make that happen.

The one thing we ask of our schools is to teach our children. But often, teachers don't have the tools to accomplish this. We train educators to teach reading by using a proven, multi-sensory approach called Orton-Gillingham.

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We are teachers, and we know how you feel.

All of IMSE's instructors are CERI certified educators who have used IMSE in the classroom. We understand the challenges that you face in a modern, diverse classroom. We know what it's like to watch children struggle to read.

IMSE helps teach reading more effectively.

IMSE's Orton-Gillingham program allows children to break down how and why letters and words sound the way they do. Using multiple senses, children can better understand the rules of the English language. This is effective in the classroom because it allows educators to teach children in the way that each individual child learns best.

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Structured Literacy education belongs in the classroom.

There's a misconception that Structured Literacy courses, such as  Orton-Gillingham, are only one-on-one tutoring programs for children with dyslexia. Structured Literacy programs use research in the science of reading. The approaches make reading easier for all children, not only those with dyslexia. When used in the classroom, IMSE's methods make all children better readers.

We believe that schools would have fewer struggling readers if they used our approaches, and we are working with schools to move in that direction, one classroom at a time.

Adult Learners

We need more trainers and teachers to prepare future minds.

You can show your students, their parents, and your school system the value of the science of reading and Structured Literacy programs. If you're a teacher, attend an IMSE training session near you. We also need more instructors to bring Structured Literacy into classrooms across the country. Let us know if you're interested in becoming an IMSE Instructor.

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