"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 students that were struggling. The beauty of this program is it’s going to help those students, but it’s going to help the rest of the population as well. The students are engaged, not losing focus, and they are carrying what they are learning into other disciplines. The special education teachers are thrilled that there is a program that they know works with their students but at the same time they’ll be able to experience it in the regular classroom as well."
"When school ended for us in March of 2020 due to Covid I decided to use my time and signed up for your Comprehensive Virtual IMSE OG training. Best time and money I ever spent! Western Primary started the 2020 school year day one with a blended learning option. We had to follow very strict Ohio Covid restrictions. My new OG training and IMSE Customizable K and 1st grade slide sets, and your decodable books saved the day. I follow your direct, explicit, sequential instruction book. The slides have brought joy and learning growth based on the science of reading. I have had the best Tier 2 intervention I have ever had in 35 years of teaching. I am also proud to say that our K to 3rd grade teachers will be taking your awesome training this spring and summer. Your hard work and dedication to our students is greatly appreciated."
"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."
"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."