My adolescent is dyslexic and Phonics First Orton-Gillingham method is just what she needs to build self-esteem and study skills. Also, the staff accommodates my athlete’s busy, ever-changing schedule.
– Jan, RLAC Parent, Troy, MI

Accredited Orton-Gillingham Professional Development

What is Phonics First®?

Phonics First® is RLAC’s nationally accredited Orton-Gillingham course 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.

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Phonics First® IS Orton-Gillingham

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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. Listen to the presentation.

Learn about all Phonics First® Accredited Courses for districts and individuals.