Integrating Montessori & Orton Gillingham: An Overview
The Montessori Language curriculum provides a rich and deep learning experience that meets the needs of most typically-developing children; but what about the estimated 1 in 5 children who need more? Catherine will give an overview of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and its compatibility with the Montessori approach to Language Development. She will give an outline of how Montessori and OG Approaches together can support the writing and reading development of children with Dyslexia and demonstrate a couple of multisensory OG exercises that benefit these children. ~ ~ ~
Catherine studied Montessori Elementary Education at CISM, Bergamo, Italy, and has a Masters in teaching Elementary and Special Education. Catherine has experience as a Montessori mom, an Orff Schulwerk music teacher, a Montessori Special Educator, an Orton-Gillingham tutor and a Montessori school director. She was a founder of two Montessori Public Charter Schools in Frederick, Maryland. Catherine has travelled and presented internationally advocating for more inclusive Montessori education. She is Co-Founder/ Co-Director of Montessori Medical Partnership for Inclusion.