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Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)

AOGPE is unique in being the only organization established and authorized expressly to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and to certify teachers and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards. 

OG Reading Specialists' director Karen Sonday, MA, is an AOGPE Fellow.


International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. OG Reading Specialists is a corporate member and is proud to sponsor events held by the Upper Midwest Branch.

OG Reading Specialists' director Karen Sonday, MA, is an IDA Certified Dyslexia Therapist.


International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)

The mission of IMSLEC is to accredit quality training courses for the professional preparation of multisensory structured language education specialists.

 OG Reading Specialists' director Karen Sonday, MA is an IMSLEC Certified Teacher Trainer.


Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota

Empowering Teachers. Unlocking Student Literacy. The mission of Orton-Gillingham of MN is to provide high quality, scientifically-based, structured, multisensory, lauguage training using the Orton-Gillingham approach to educators and other professionals working in practica settings with students with dyslexia.  Orton-Gillingham of MN is an IMSLEC accredited training program. OG Reading Specialists' director Karen Sonday is a founding member and former instructor.

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