You are welcome to call for information.
Majory Roth, Head of School
Call (336) 924-4908
Greenhills, in 2017, is offering accredited Orton-Gilllingham tutoring, off-site by our experienced tutors, and on-site Orton-Gillingham structured language teacher training seminars.
Call 336-924-4908 on Wednesdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to arrange tutoring by Orton-Gillingham Tutors: Anne Glenn, Isla Miln, Rashmi Luther, and Robin Tuttle.
Information and sign-ups for our Teacher Training Seminars can be found on our www.greenhills-school.com website.
Greenhills School, Inc. was founded in 1990 as an Orton-Gillingham based educational establishment and is based on the work of Samuel Torry Orton, M.D. with teaching strategies formulated by Dr. Orton with the collaboration of June Lyday Orton and Anna Gillingham.
Students who respond best to this teaching approach should be of average to above average intelligence whose achievement is below their potential. Usually, spelling in written work and oral reading are the most discrepant academic skills.
This structured, multi-sensory, cognitively based instruction allows these students to reach their academic potential. This group of students includes those who have Central Auditory Processing difficulty, speech and language difficulties (stuttering and difficulties with /r/ pronunciation are high risk indicators for dyslexia), sensory integration difficulties (which used to be called dyspraxia, one manifestation of dyslexia) and co-existing Attention Deficit Disorder.
For students who have similar difficulty with math, which is called dyscalculia, tutoring is also available, again, using multisensory teaching techniques.
The Marcus Davis Teacher Training and Language Therapy Center's goal is to ameliorate the academic and the overlying emotional difficulties which unremediated dyslexic individuals encounter. Greenhills' programs accomplish this by teaching dyslexics of all ages to read at the level of their intellectual aptitude. Reading achievement reaches grade level or above. When remediated through the multisensory, structured Orton-Gillingham approach, dyslexics can read as well as non-dyslexics, just with a slightly slower processing speed.
An integral part of the reading remediation involves learning spelling by rules, generalizations, and syllable types. Included in this written language training is cursive handwriting which minimizes reversals and the spatial difficulties of putting words on paper.