$10,000 value! Yours for only $2,999! Aardvark for Organizations is the full package that will take you from an organization that is interested in helping clients with dyslexia, to an organization that CAN help clients with dyslexia learn how to read and spell.
Here's what you get in each of the courses:
Intro to aardvark will set you up with all of the background information that you will need before you can start Module 1.
You will get the foundational knowledge upon which you can build your Orton-Gillingham knowledge and move forward with lesson plans for your students.
Module 1 – This is aardvark’s first Orton-Gillingham based module. Here we will teach you each skill that you will need to use with your student within Module 1 of the aardvark program. You will also get all of the lesson plans, word lists and extras that you will be using with your students. This is the course that will get you started working with your student.
Module 2 – This module introduces you to the first syllable type, the closed syllable. You will get the knowledge as well as the lessons and the materials needed to move your students ahead in their OG learning. After completing this module you will be able to confidently teach about the first of 7 syllable types.
Module 3 – Building on what you’ve learned in the first few courses, you’ll get to know the open syllable. This will answer some questions about why vowels make one sound in some words and another in different words. You’ll again be getting all of the lesson and extras you’ll need!
Module 4 – What is that silent ‘e’ at the end of so many English words? You’ll learn about that in this module and all of the spelling rules that go along with it. You’ll know how to teach it and will get every lesson you need to teach it effectively.
Module 5 – “When 2 vowels go walking, the first does the talking”. You’ll learn what this means and why it’s important when learning how to read and spell.
Module 6 – Always wanted to know what a diphthong is? Well, module 6 will introduce you to this syllable type and will provide you with everything you’ll need (ready-to-use lesson included!) to pass the knowledge on to your student!
Module 7 – Ever notice how the letter ‘r’ can make vowels do strange things? We’ll explain why and teach you how to explain it to your students in this module that covers r-controlled vowels.
Module 8 – In the final module, you’ll learn about the last syllable type, the consonant-le syllable. You will teach your student all about castles, puzzles and bubbles, or at least how to read and spell those words!
Frequently asked questions:
Why should I choose aardvark over other, more established programs?
Aardvark is the only program that integrates training in the Orton-Gillingham method, a full set of ready to use lessons, readers and extras all while using activities that build physical literacy while teaching dyslexic or struggling readers how to successfully read and spell. You’ll get a traditional OG program that’s also active, fun and effective!
Why should my organization offer an OG based program?
In many, many areas around the world, there are not enough resources to serve the over 20% of all people who have difficulty with reading and spelling. Your organization will be part of the solution and will have an advantage when seeking clients.
How can I use Aardvark within my organization?
With staff trained in an OG approach, you can offer programs that serve students with learning differences such as dyslexia.
How long will this training take?
Each module will take around 15-20 hours to complete. With all 9 modules it should take you about 180 hours. This course work can be done at your own pace, on your own time. Keep in mind that you can complete the Intro course and Module1 and start with a student while you complete the other modules in your own time!
What if my staff members are dyslexic? Can they still teach this course?
Yes! Those who are dyslexic are in the unique position of understanding the struggles of clients. Much of our content is video-based and our text-based content is accompanied by audio.