Who We Are

The Slingerland® Literacy Institute was established to promote excellence in literacy instruction through the work of Beth Slingerland and the Slingerland® Approach. 

For all Classrooms | For all Students 

The Slingerland® Approach revolutionized literacy instruction in 1960 as the first whole-classroom adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham 1-to-1 approach. Since that time, thousands of teachers have received Slingerland® training and delivered excellence in literacy instruction to countless students. The multisensory, structured language Slingerland® Approach is effective for any general education classroom and particularly effective for struggling readers (e.g., dyslexic, ELL or other language barriers).

Slingerland® Delivers on the Science of Reading and More 

Slingerland® offers a comprehensive, multisensory, structured language program inclusive of all five pillars promoted by the science of reading: 

  • Phonological awareness  

  • Phonics and word recognition  

  • Reading fluency  

  • Vocabulary  

  • Comprehension  

Unlike many other structured literacy programs, the Slingerland® Approach includes a handwriting component for both manuscript and cursive -- reinforcing kinesthetic-motor pathways for students.

Adaptive to an Entire Curriculum

The Slingerland® Approach can be utilized across an entire educational curriculum, not just reading and writing instruction, and it is adaptable to most materials used at any school. Training includes discussion of effective methodologies for classroom management and meaningful parent communications.