NCBIDA EVENT: Advanced Orton-Gillingham Training with Ron Yoshimoto

July 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School
825 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, CA 94132

Prerequisite: Prior completion of  Yoshimoto Basic Orton-Gillingham Course

The primary focus of the OG Advanced Course is on vocabulary development through the systematic study of the smallest meaningful unit in the English language – the morphemes (prefix, suffix, and Latin roots). The instructor will discuss the importance of morphology, how it integrates with phonology and syllabication, procedures for introducing the morphemes, for doing a card drill with the prefix, suffix, and root cards, and the process of word building for vocabulary development. Integration with content subjects will also be covered.

Ron YoshimotoRonald Yoshimoto, MEd, MSW, is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham (OG) Practitioners and Educators. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of social work, education and dyslexia. He has been a social worker, counselor, teacher, educational diagnostician, principal, consultant, and teacher trainer. Ron served for 18 years as principal of ASSETS School, a private school for students with dyslexia and gifted children. Currently, he is employed as a resource teacher trainer for Hawaii’s Department of Education. He is also director of OG therapy centers in Singapore and Hong Kong. A master trainer, Ron trains in Hawaii, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, and the continental U.S.  He is a former president of the Hawaii Branch of The International Dyslexia Association and vice-president of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners. Ron has focused his expertise on developing the OG methodology for training public school teachers in the general and special education environments using OG beginning and advanced methodologies, preschool literacy/numeracy, focused intervention, a reading comprehension strategy (called “Connections”), and multisensory math.

July 16, 8:30 am-3:00 pm (time may vary slightly)
Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School
825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

$255 for NCBIDA Members
$255 each person for groups of 4 or more
$275 for Nonmembers
Maximum registration: 25

Cancellation Policies:
If canceling more than 30 days before the workshop, you will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee.
If canceling 15-30 days before the workshop, you will receive 50% of your registration fee.
If canceling 14 days or less before the workshop, there will be no refunds; however transfers will be allowed.