Orton-Gillingham Based Programs:
Winsor Learning provides Orton-Gillingham Sonday System Programs and Training. Educational experts at industry-leading organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the International Dyslexia Association have evaluated the Sonday System® and deemed that the program contained the required elements for teaching reading identified by the Nation Reading Panel. Winsor Learning believes in giving children their best chance to succeed in school. We've partnered with one of the country's foremost experts in the Orton-Gillingham multisensory method for reading intervention to create the Sonday System, a simple, cost-effective tool for K-12 educators to identify and quickly intervene with struggling readers.
Anyone - No Really - Anyone Can Do It
Today, more than 40,000 educators in schools around the country are using the Sonday System to get students caught up to their peers. In many of our sites, educators who have little background knowledge in reading have been able to improve student scores.
ParaEducators, Parents, Art Teachers, Athletic Coaches, Shop Teachers, and even Teen Tutors have used our program to help students catch up to their peers. When a student is falling behind in reading, time matters.
We created the Sonday System with Orton-Gillingham expert, Arlene Sonday, to create a powerful tool that preserves the widely studied and proven Orton-Gillingham method while improving its usability and accessibility. The Sonday System is the only tool that gives anyone - from experienced reading educators to volunteer tutors - the opportunity to identify, intervene and help struggling students catch up with their peers using effective multisensory instruction.
40 Years of Field Work in Orton Gillingham
Our author, Arlene Sonday, was one of the first Orton-Gillingham fellows and was the first President of the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators. In 2009, the International Dyslexia Association presented her with the Margaret Byrd Lifetime Achievement Award. For over 40 years she worked in schools and homes and helped thousands of students improve their reading, writing, and spelling using Orton-Gillingham methods.
Her years of fieldwork informed how she designed the Sonday System. She knew what worked. She used all that experience to design a program that is easy to use for anyone willing to tutor a student. After six decades of work, she still trains and answers educator questions today.
A Bit of History
Since 1997, we have helped more than 3,000 school districts improve reading scores by providing Orton-Gillingham based multisensory tools and training to educators working with struggling students.