Annals of Dyslexia

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 1–26 | Cite as

Structured, sequential, multisensory teaching: The Orton legacy

  • Marcia K. Henry
Part I The Orton Tradition: Influences Past And Present


This manuscript is based on The Samuel Torrey Orton and June Lyday Orton Memorial Lecture, presented by Marcia K. Henry at the 48th Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Association. The paper provides a selective biography of Samuel T. Orton, discusses his educational ideas and how they came to be, and considers how current educational research validates much of Orton’s early thinking.


Phonological Awareness Reading Disability Learn Disability Dyslexia Phonemic Awareness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcia K. Henry
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  1. 1.San Jose State UniversityUSA

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