The Orton-Gillingham Approach

Sandhills School is the only Orton-Gillingham accredited college-preparatory school in the Midlands. Sandhills uses the Orton-Gillingham approach, a brain-based, research-proven instructional program for intelligent students struggling to acquire reading and writing skills. Our students rediscover the joy of learning through the curriculum, electives, and international travel opportunities based on their interests, strengths, and goals.
The renowned Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching has proven to be the best method for instructing students with dyslexia and similar learning differences. Infinitely adaptable, Orton-Gillingham offers evidence-based, multisensory instruction that encourages students to think. We actively incorporate the auditory, tactile and kinesthetic modalities and integrate the latest educational technology in all of our learning.

Previously taught material is continually reviewed and new material is introduced systematically, so that the student may experience a high degree of success in every lesson, and gain confidence as well as skill. Sandhills uses the students’ achievement to develop self-confidence and make learning a positive experience.

The possibilities of our students are endless, and at Sandhills, students come to love learning once again with the confidence to make those possibilities a reality. Sandhills gives students the tools and academic skills to be successful in college and beyond.


Research Based Proven Success