Megan Fairchild, Delaware Valley Friends School Language Arts Teacher and Director of Teacher Training in the DVFS Adolescent Literacy Program explains the key components of Orton-Gillingham (OG) reading instruction and highlights the differences among the various OG programs which are available to schools, tutors, and special programs.
Megan also provides more in-depth information about the Delaware Valley Friends School’s Adolescent Literacy Program -- an Orton-Gillingham based teacher training program developed at DVFriends to address the needs of older students with language-based learning disabilities. This training program is accredited by both the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).
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Megan Fairchild is a lead teacher in our lower school program at Delaware Valley Friends School. She has previously taught Middle School and Upper School Language Arts, 10th grade American History, and 6th-grade humanities. Before coming to DVFS full time, Megan taught in our summer program for two years. Nearly half of her teaching career has been spent working with students who learn differently. In addition to her teaching duties, Megan is a teacher trainer in our IMSLEC accredited DVFS Adolescent Literacy Program.