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Building The Foundation Practicum Course

for teachers, supervisors, teacher trainers, school psychologists, social workers, parents…
phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, handwriting

The Starting Over Course 2017

The teacher training course is offered year round to teachers and interested others in our Manhattan office.

Scheduling for the 45 hour course is arranged individually with prospective instructors.

We usually work 6 consecutive days (a Monday to Saturday for example), 7.5 hours per day with a 1 hour lunch break.

The cost is $975.
Inquires can be sent by email: or by phone: (917) 612-7072.

Starting Over Starting Right is a highly successful Orton-Gillingham based program designed to improve the lives of children and adults by removing the stress and anxiety caused by poor reading, spelling, and writing.

Joan Knight, past-president of the NY Branch of the International Dyslexia Association has taught the Starting Over program to teacher candidates in the Graduate Linguistics Department, Queens College; to teacher trainers of NYS United Teachers; and to teachers in public and private schools.

Starting Over is taught to the whole class, small groups, or individuals.  It is for students of all ages who may be reading on any grade level and whose poor decoding and vocabulary is blocking proficiency in comprehension.

Starting Over, in 1995, was one of the original ten founding members of IMSLEC. Though withdrawn from active membership, Starting Over continues to offer certification to teachers who qualify through rigorous training.