The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) is the national leader in providing Orton-Gillingham professional development training. IMSE specializes in providing early reading professional development through the Orton-Gillingham approach. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Southeast Michigan, IMSE has trained more than 250,000 teachers in more than 5,000 school districts in 46 states throughout the United States. As the pioneer of delivering face-to-face Orton-Gillingham curriculum and training to general education classrooms, as well as in Tiers 2 and 3 of RTI, our instructors have helped to make millions of new readers.

IMSE has over 40 Master Instructors, all of whom are educators with a minimum of a Masters degree, certified through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction, have taught Orton-Gillingham in the classroom and understand the complexities of differentiating and integrating Orton-Gillingham into any setting.

IMSE’s two main training courses, IMSE’s Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham and IMSE’s Intermediate Orton-Gillingham, are customized for educators in K-12 general education, special education, and paraeducators. IMSE also offers an extensive support system to provide teachers with tools and resources to continue mastering the art of teaching children to read once they return to their classrooms. We provide teachers with access to Interactive Orton-Gillingham (IOG), our online lesson planning tool to help differentiate instruction which includes Assessment and Progress Monitoring Systems to track growth and achievement. IMSE also has a series of workbooks to help teachers and students back in the classroom.

PL Offerings

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IMSE Comprehensive O-G Training

Teachers, Coaches, Specialists

IMSE Intermediate O-G Training

Teachers, Coaches, Specialists

IMSE Refresher


IMSE Consultations


IMSE Certification


Evidence of Impact

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