30 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. Over 30 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 field work informed how she designed the Sonday System. She knew what worked. She used all that experience to design a program to be easy to use for anyone willing to tutor a student. After six decades of work, she still trains and answers educator questions today.