A forty-five hour course in structured, systematic, multisensory techniques for teaching the structure of the English language and the acquisition of the basic skills for reading. Connections is Science-based Reading for Whole class, intervention, or one on one. 

  • ONLINE TRAINING - $2500 - (limited spots)

  • August 28-30 and October 1-3 - JONESBORO (FULL)

  • September 16-20 - PENNSYLVANIA

  • October 23-25 and November 13-15 - JONESBORO

September 25, 2019 or October 29,2019

A two-year program that includes history of OG, terms, the structure of the English language, why we teach using multisensory techniques, current research, accommodations, and technology. It also includes comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and study skills. You will be able to immediately put this into action with students

INTRO Class - August  - Jonesboro

Advanced Class - August- Jonesboro

This course is for  ▪  teachers  ▪  special educators  ▪  counselors  ▪  principals  ▪  intervention specialists  ▪  reading specialists  ▪  parents or grandparents of dyslexics  ▪  tutors who have completed the 45 hour CONNECTIONS OG in 3D® course.

Fall Date TBD

In years past, Connections, and other science-based programs, were used mostly as intervention for struggling readers, but as schools realize that the way they've typically taught reading isn't working for all students, and as more schools are keeping up with research and moving to the science of reading, we've had more requests to train teachers with an emphasis in how to use Connections as the regular curriculum for whole group instruction.


Dyslexia Screener

A four hour course that explains how to administer, interpret the Dyslexia Screener, and implement therapy groups with the students who show markers of Dyslexia,  sponsored by The APPLE Group, Inc. of Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Learn how to teach a child phonemic awareness in a direct, explicit, multisensory way. Objects are used to represent sounds. Where alphabet books are good at showing a picture that begins with the letter sound being taught, we made it even better by using an object the child can actually hold. They can feel the sound the letter i makes when they hold an iguana, for example. Then they learn to recognize, segment, differentiate, and manipulate sounds through activities that cover all five levels of phonemic awareness. This is the building block for reading.

August 8, 2019

APPLE Seed will provide participants to teach emergent readers in a one-on-one, or group of up to four students, for a thirty-minute session, two to three times a week.  The plan is to work with children the teachers have targeted as students struggling with phonemic awareness and learning the sounds of letters. 

August 8, 2019

Comprehension: OG in 3D curriculum teaches a process of gathering, organizing, and synthesizing expository reading material.  The process includes multisensory strategies and materials that address diverse learning profiles.

  • February 19-20 and March 4-5, 2020 - Jonesboro

A sixr hour course that explains how to administer, interpret the APPLE Group Screener, and implement therapy groups with the students,  sponsored by The APPLE Group, Inc. of Jonesboro, Arkansas.

  • August 26, 2019

Learn how to teach handwriting in the most multisensory way ever developed, by the authors themselves. Actual student examples will be shared in this fun and effective way to teach letter formation. Participants will have hands-on experience learning the strategies and will take with them their own Lick the Lines Kit. Is dysgraphia bad handwriting or is it a problem getting thoughts on the page? Experience how it feels to have dysgraphia and then learn what to do about it!

  • TBD


The APPLE Group, Inc. equips parents, teachers and the community to effectively serve children who learn differently through a proven suite of multisensory structured language strategies.

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