My tutor is special because he makes learning fun. He also makes learning easy for me. Every time I go in his office it feels like home. He makes me feel like his best buddy.
– RLAC Student

IMSLEC-Accredited Orton-Gillingham Professional Development

What is Phonics First®?

Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Professional Development courses are used to teach literacy. Our dynamic and interactive Professional Development courses and workshops give special and general education teachers the knowledge and expertise to implement evidence-based strategies that improve student achievement. Phonics First® employs the Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction to reading, is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible. Phonics First® IMSLEC-Accredited Orton-Gillingham Professional Development courses are available as: What Administrators are Saying          What Teachers are Saying

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Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham Courses Accredited by IDA and IMSLEC

RLAC’s Phonics First® curriculum adheres to new Common Core State Standards and meets Learning Forward’s (formerly National Staff & Professional Development Council) standards for professional development. Our Phonics First® programs are accredited through both the IDA (International Dyslexia Association) under their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading and through IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) at the Teaching Level and Instructor of Teaching Levels.

Learn More About Phonics First®

Listen to Phonics First® co-creator and Master Instructor Laurie Wagner, as she shares information about our accredited multisensory structured language (MSL) program.



Contact us at info@rlac.com or 800-732-3211 with any questions.