evidence-based, multisensory reading instruction

Our Focus

Orton-Gillingham

We provide highly interactive, multisensory Orton-Gillingham-based language training sessions at our location during a time that fits your schedule. If you are unable to come to us, we will provide the same quality instruction in your home or designated school (additional travel charges apply). We also offer an online option for students who prefer web-based interaction or who are not located within a geographical area where Orton-Gillingham services are made available. With these few simple ingredients, we can conduct interactive, engaging, language training sessions anywhere in the world. From our office in Maryland, we have worked successfully with students as far away as Tblisi, Georgia, in the former Soviet Republic.

Reading Assessments

We offer a reading assessment battery consisting of five testing protocols: The Gray Oral Reading Tests-Fifth Edition, The Gray Silent Reading Tests, The Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing-Second Edition, The Test of Word Reading Efficiency-Second Edition, and The Assessment of Sound/Symbol Correspondence.

Digital Content

Our digital content is founded upon the strict OG approach that Dr. Dunson learned while serving as a language training instructor at the Kildonan School. The only difference is that Dr. Dunson has taken those boxes of 3×5 cards that OG language training instructors use, and he made the content digital. In addition to our strict Orton-Gillingham curriculum, we offer three digital packages for your home and classroom language training needs.

Educational Advocacy

Obtaining educational services for your child can be an overwhelming proposition, expecially considering the emotional attachment to the outcome. We offer effective and supportive consultation to parents as they navigate through the educational minefield. If need be, we will speak on your behalf.

Call us today for a consultation or to arrange a free demo! (202) 595-4002

About US

We provide tools, goals, and structure that meet the needs of students who require remediation in the reading or spelling of academic language.
O-G Based Reading Instruction

At Cardinal Reading Strategies, our Orton-Gillingham-based approach provides tools, goals, and structure that meet the needs of students who require remediation in the reading or spelling of academic language. We provide a systematic and forensic approach to mastering the English language and a solid foundation for the acquisition of reading, writing, and spelling skills. With the process of evidence-based instruction, students can be shown the phonetic nature of the English language and the proper structure of written academic language. Our founder and executive director, Walter E. Dunson, Ph.D., is an academic language therapist, educational consultant, and curriculum designer who has more than twenty years of experience working with students in the areas of language-based learning and language acquisition. A former language training instructor at The Kildonan School, Dr. Dunson received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (Houston Branch), the author of School Success for Kids with Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties, and the creator of The English Code Language Training System, an Orton-Gillingham-based language training curriculum that incorporates auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic modalities with interactive, digital content to create highly effective evidence-based reading instruction.

  • Systematic

    Students are instructed using a logical progression from the simple to the complex.

  • Explicit

    Concepts are stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.

  • Multisensory

    Sessions are action-oriented with auditory, visual and tactile-kinesthetic elements.

  • cognitive

    Students learn the many generalizations and rules that govern the English language.

Orton-Gillingham

PACKAGES

In addition to our strict Orton-Gillingham curriculum, we have 3 digital packages for your home and school-based language training needs.

Academic Therapy

Language Training Instructor-Led

$800.00

/MONTH
  • Orton-Gillingham-Based
  • 10 Sessions per month
  • Multisensory
  • Explicit and Systematic
  • Diagnostic-Prescriptive
  • Face-To-Face or Online
  • Free Language Training Manual
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Bronze

"Do-It-Yourself"

$29.99

/Month
  • Orton-Gillingham-Based
  • 68 AVCHD Videos
  • Unlimited Access
  • With Audio and Animations
  • Self-Guiding
  • Explicit and Systematic
  • Web-Based
  • User's Guide
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Silver

"Do-It-Yourself"

$59.99

/MONTH
  • Orton-Gillingham-Based
  • 82 .PPS Digital Presentations
  • Unlimited Access
  • With Audio and Animations
  • Self-Guiding
  • Simultaneous Oral Spelling Drills For Each Lesson
  • Explicit and Systematic
  • Web-Based
  • User's Guide
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Gold

"Do-It-Yourself"

$99.99

/MONTH
  • Orton-Gillingham-Based
  • 118 Digital Presentations
  • 82 .PPS Digital Presentations
  • Unlimited Access
  • With Audio and Animations* (Applies to Silver Content ONLY)
  • On-Screen Digital Manipulatives
  • Mandatory Web-Based Teacher Training* *(Separate Purchase Required)
  • Explicit and Systematic
  • Web-Based
  • User's Guide
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