Orton-Gillingham Literacy & Dyslexia Training

Linda McKillop is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist | Certified Dyslexia, Reading & O-G Practitioner | Certified Master Trainer for O-G in Australia.

Robust literacy is a skill we all need.  And it is one thing we also have plenty of evidence-based certainty about how to teach. The skills of literacy can be taught to children and all learners – regardless of how complex their challenges might be.

Our fabulous Linda McKillop will be continuing to offer Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham training to educators and parents in Tasmania. This is direct, data-driven teaching to you. It covers the key knowledge and techniques for all educators to unlock students’ literacy.

After successful training events in Launceston and Hobart we’re pleased to offer this valuable training in other regions also in 2022.

Please see details below of the upcoming OG training events. Bookings are made through Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute Australia (links below).

If you would like to be notified when registrations open for up-coming events, please let us know through our Contact page or phone us on 6234 5717. 




Venue: Glenorchy Primary School, cnr Main Rd & Kensington St, Glenorchy

When: 8.30am-3.30pm on the following days:

  • Friday 5 August
  • Friday 12 August
  • Friday 19 August
  • Thursday 25 August
  • Friday 26 August

Cost: $1800

Who: Presented by Linda McKillop. Suitable for all educators and for parents wishing to directly teach their own children.

Registration is now open. Book here through Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute Australia.


Moved to Term 1, 2023

Venue: St Aloysius Catholic College, 123 Roslyn Ave, Kingston Beach

When:  8.30am-3.30pm on the following days:

  • dates to be confirmed

To be notified of new dates when they are confirmed please let us know through our contact page.

Cost: $1800

Who: Presented by Linda McKillop. Suitable for all educators and for parents wishing to directly teach their own children.

Bookings will be taken here through Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute Australia.

About Orton Gillingham Basic Training

This 40 hour course is built from clinical evidence and practical application of the science of reading instruction. You will learn the multisensory, phonological, Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in whole classroom, small group and one-to-one settings. You will learn the skills necessary to fully implement this data-driven model for teaching reading to all students – and not only that, you will be effective teaching students with dyslexia.

You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the essential components of reading success.
  • Identify reading challenges for students and know how to plan a course of action
  • Understand the learning needs of students with dyslexia and other reading challenges.
  • Be taught a scope and sequence for teaching phonetic elements of reading and spelling.
  • Learn how to develop and implement a structured and multisensory lesson plan.
  • Acquire knowledge of structured multisensory procedures for teaching reading and spelling skills: sounds, syllabification, blending, learned words, fingerspelling, dictation, word fluency, oral reading fluency and reading comprehension.
  • Learn correction procedures and a diagnostic/prescriptive approach to teaching reading and spelling.

Speech Pathology Tasmania is thrilled to partner with Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute Australia to make this training available to the teachers and other educators of our beautiful island state.

If you’d like to be notified of future OG training events in Tasmania, please let us know via our contact page or phone our admin team on 6234 5717.