Symbols Multisensory Learning Centers uses the well-known, highly
effective Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutoring approach
. This methodology was
developed by neuroscientist and pathologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton, and psychologist
and educator Anna Gillingham in the 1930s.
OG focuses on remediating reading, math and other language-based learning
With over 70 years of experience
and success behind it, OG is a time-tested and proven approach.
OG is multi-faceted. It is individualized,
multisensory, sequential, cumulative, and flexible, yet structured. We all learn in different ways, and therefore the individualized approach of Orton-Gillingham
tutoring means your child will receive the learning model that serves their needs most, instead of what may work best for the other 30 students in their classroom.
Orton-Gillingham tutoring is appropriate for anyone who needs extra help in reading, writing, or any area of language arts
, from early childhood all the way through high
Our well-trained Orton-Gillingham tutors in our Vancouver,
Coquitlam and Richmond locations create and tailor a neurologically diverse, multi-modality
experience for each lesson component by connecting sight, sound, touch and
motion. This ensures that those with
difficulties can experience, recognize, understand and master the material in
their own unique way to their fullest potential. Using the student’s unique combination
of what works for them promotes ease of learning and recall, and encourages
Lesson plans are always based on the student’s response and
progress. This means our time is both diagnostic and prescriptive. Our
instructors are always monitoring how the student is responding to each task
and planning based on that information, making lesson plans flexible to each
individual’s unique rate of progress and profile. With our tutor's
help, your child will quickly see progress, and this will in turn increase their confidence.
This is our passion and
this our goal.