Orton-Gillingham  Training

Great News! The Bridge Academy has been accepted as an Associate level training site by the Orton-Gillingham Academy. This means that after completing the Associate level training and practicum, the trainee can submit directly to us instead of to the Academy. Our Fellows will approve or defer each application; if there is a problem with your application, the Fellow will work directly with the trainee and the application can be resubmitted at any time. This offers trainees a much more personal experience and flexibility. We are very proud to have been given this accreditation!

Course Instructors:

Eileen Tresansky, MS Ed
Eileen is a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and is also an IDA Certified Dyslexia Therapist. She holds a NJ TOH certificate for K-12 and a Masters in Reading and Literacy, K-6. She has taught in 1:1, small group, and large class settings instructing students as well as teachers. Eileen has over 30 years of experience working with students with dyslexia and other learning differences

Ann Marie Harshaw is a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Oregon and a M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ann Marie has taught learning disabled students in both public and private schools for more than 25 years. She is the language arts coordinator at The Bridge Academy, the ONLY New Jersey accredited Orton- Gillingham private schoolfor students with language-based learning disabilities located in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Cost of these programs includes all materials. Including a pre-made binder, sound deck cards and other resources. Payment must be made to ensure place in the course.

Optional Practicum:  Trainees who want to be certified by the Academy must complete a practicum.  The practicum must be done over a minimum of eight months.  It is an additional fee.  Trainees who complete the practicum increase their skill level as they get feedback on lessons throughout the year.  They also have access to a Fellow and can get any questions answered whenever needed.

For more information, please contact Ann Marie Harshaw at aharshaw@banj.org.

Course Hours:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm EST

******All Sessions are full.  If you wish to be put on a waiting list please email aharshaw@banj.org.********

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