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Intermediate IMSE Orton-Gillingham Training

  • Availability


  • Training Dates

    October 26 - 30, 2020

  • Location

    Address to be posted soon
    Seattle, Washington
    United States

  • Price


  • Schedule

    7:45 am - 8:00 am Sign-in

    8:00 am - 3:30 pm Training

    - Class will begin promptly at 8:00 am

    - IMSE does not provide lunch


    Please bring the following:

    red pencil

    green crayon or colored pencil

    purple, yellow, pink, blue & green highlighters

    black sharpie

    sticky notes


    an electronic device for research and/or note-taking

    If you are traveling, you may want to bring an extra bag for supplies

  • Contact

    For questions, please call IMSE at: 800-646-9788

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IMSE Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training (30 hours)

The IMSE Intermediate training provides participants with an understanding of IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham methodology specifically designed for upper elementary or older students who require foundational reading skills and continue to struggle in literacy development. Participants will learn how to teach advanced spelling rules, encoding/decoding with seven syllable types, morphology, and vocabulary.  This course offers more of an in-depth study on orthography (advanced spelling rules) and morphology (affixes, Greek/Latin bases) for struggling students, but will include some phonics as well. This approach can be incorporated into an already existing literacy program. *See note below about overlap between the Comprehensive and Intermediate courses.


The Intermediate course is primarily geared towards upper elementary aged students and/or students who lack a basic knowledge of orthography, morphology, and vocabulary. This course is applicable for all three tiers of RTI. Therefore, the course is for:


3-5 General Education


3-12 Special Education, Remedial, Tutors


ELL Educators


Speech Language Therapists who want to expand their knowledge in literacy


Adult Literacy Educators


Anyone else who wants to expand their knowledge in orthography and morphology


Participants will learn:

  • Higher level spelling rules
  • Syllabication patterns for encoding and decoding
  • Assessment
  • Morphology- affixes, Latin and Greek bases
  • Vocabulary
  • Guidelines for weekly lesson plans
Materials Provided:
  • IMSE Intermediate Training Manual
  • Unlocking Literacy by Marcia Henry
  • Vocabulary Handbook by Diamond and Gutlohn
  • IMSE Encoding and Decoding Teacher Guide and Student Workbook
  • IMSE Morphology Card Pack
  • 3 week trial of IOG (available for purchase after trial)



IMSE OG Weekly:

In addition to the above materials, participants who complete the training will automatically be eligible to receive OG Weekly, IMSE's weekly email support system, designed to provide continued guidance after the completion of your training.

*Regarding the Comprehensive and Intermediate courses, participants do not have to take one before the other. Participants can simply take the course that best fits their needs. If desired, participants can also take both courses. The primary areas of focus in the Comprehensive course include phonological awareness, phonics, and encoding/decoding. The primary areas of focus in the Intermediate course are orthography, encoding/decoding, morphology, and vocabulary. Please know that for people who choose to take both courses, encoding/decoding (which includes word/sentence dictation, 7 syllable types, 4 syllable patterns, and red words) is taught in both courses. The Intermediate course focuses on how to teach these concepts to older students, whereas the Comprehensive course focuses on how to teach concepts to younger students. Please note that while the Intermediate course reviews some content covered in the Comprehensive course, the Intermediate course will provide participants a deeper understanding of the material.

On-line registration options include:

Pay by credit card will confirm your registration.

Pay by check/purchase order options are available, and will hold your seat to allow time for processing. Registrations are not confirmed until the payment or purchase order is received.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel prior to the start date of your training, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel 14 days or less prior to the start date of your training, you will be charged a $100 fee.

For Virtual trainings, if you cancel your training after receiving your materials, IMSE is happy to refund your registration fee, less the costs of shipping, after we receive all of the returned materials.

There is no fee for transferring your registration to another training if you transfer before 14 days prior to a training. If you transfer your training 14 days or less prior to the start date of your training, you will be charged a $100 fee.

If a participant needs to make up more than one day of training, there will be a $100 charge.

The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education reserves the right to cancel. If IMSE must cancel, 100% of the training fee will be refunded.

Participants book travel (flight, hotel, car, etc.) at their own risk.

For more information on this course, please contact us:

Phone: 800-646-9788
Fax: 248-735-2927
Email: info@imse.com

Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
24800 Denso Drive
Suite 202
Southfield, MI 48033