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Additional Services

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Boot Camp


The Science of Reading 

What is it? How do I teach it? Why do we need it?

You will walk away with a lesson plan and strategies that can be used immediately for any student at any level.

Life changing professionally & personally for adults and the students they teach.

Monday-Friday July 24-28, 2023 | 8 am - 2 pm

class held at The Country Inn (River Falls)

30 hours with 5 hour practicum

Course Fee: $700 includes all class materials ($300 value)

Register by June 1st, you will receive a 1 hour consultation with a Certified Orton-Gillingham instructor to get all of your questions answered.  

( a $195 value)

co-sponsored by  The Country Inn

Meet the Instructors!

Becky Glade has been a Special Education teacher for 30+ years, and has taught many children with dyslexia and other reading challenges. Starla Dixen is a passionate educator who has dedicated her work life to helping students learn how to become champion readers and spellers. Becky and Starla are both certified in the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading that incorporates phonics and fluency work. This method is a direct, explicit, sequential, systematic, multi-sensory research based intervention.

IEP/504 Advocate

Assist with IEP/504 process including:

  • Preparing for an IEP meeting

  • Attending the IEP meeting with the parent

  • Advocating for IEP modifications and accommodations.

Cost: $150 per session


Teach individual sections and class options. Topics include:

  • How to use OG in the classroom

  • Correct pronunciation of sounds and use of multi-sensory techniques for all students

  • Morphology

  • Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom/Home

  • Other topics available upon request

Dyslexia Simulation

Participate in a simulation of what a person experiences with dyslexia. This is a large group event that utilizes 6 stations and takes approximately two hours to complete and discuss.

Cost: $100

Book Study & Podcasts

2/22/23  Podcast Discussion of "Sold a Story

6:30-8 pm via Zoom

Cost $10

Please listen to Sold a Story before this event. It can be found on Spotify, NPR, and Apple Podcasts

Parent Training

A series of classes for parents and caregivers that teach them about tools they can use to assist their child.

Session topics include:

  • Tools for Success

  • Multi-sensory Strategies

  • What is Orton-Gillingham?

Cost: $60

Small Group Sessions

Session topics may include an introduction to what dyslexia is and is not, information about the Science of  Reading, and other topics.

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