The Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching language-learning skills has been used successfully since first developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Samuel Orton, a neurologist and Anna Gillingham, an educator. It has been extensively researched. It provides continuous, positive feedback and helps students become competent readers, writers and independent learners.
The Orton-Gillingham approach is language-based and success-oriented. The student is directly taught reading, handwriting, and written expression as one logical body of knowledge. This is done in daily, one-on-one sessions with a certified Orton-Gillingham therapeutic tutor. Learners move step by step from simple to more complex material in a sequential, logical manner that enables them to master important literacy skills. This comprehensive, multi-sensory approach to language instruction benefits all students.
Orton-Gillingham tutoring at James Cameron School takes place every school day. The students meet with their tutor daily, and the whole grade is scheduled for tutoring at the same time, so that students are not pulled out of class. These daily sessions build a relationship of trust and understanding between tutor and child.
What is Orton Gillingham Tutoring?
Hear from our Principal and one of our OG Tutors and a student going through a mini-session.
The Beauty of Generosity
“THANK YOU” seems so inadequate to express the depth of our gratitude for the generous giving James Cameron School received on Saturday evening! Over $40,000 was raised at our first Gala. There are many who deserve our thanks, and so it is with a heart full of gratitude that I pen this expression of deep thanks to everyone who helped make our Gala the roaring success that it was.To those who contributed talent, to those who contributed donations and time or money thank you! Your generosity is truly beautiful. To everyone who attended the Gala, thank you! For those of you that could not attend I have included a link to a video of our guest speaker, Greg Epp. Greg attended JCS in the 90s and gave an inspiring speech. Warm regards, Penny Shepherd-Hill, Principal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8HMF639UiU