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Sep 14

Orton Gillingham For Older Students

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham for older students can be very effective & this post serves to address the factors and prerequisites of the OG Advanced Language curriculum. By older students, I am referring to those in junior high and beyond. Mastery of literacy skills is contingent upon many factors. The list below is certainly not exhaustive; […]

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Jul 14

10 Essential Elements of the Orton Gillingham Approach

mbernard

Welcome to the Orton Gillingham Online Academy! Teachers have been given a higher calling. Not only do they need to be master educators; they also need to be expert behavior managers (& of course, they wear many other hats as well). With varying disabilities on the rise, teachers really need to scramble to accommodate & […]

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Jun 14

5 Critical RTI Errors

mbernard

From my vantage point, there are 5 critical RTI errors schools make when implementing the RTI Model. As I have traveled around the country facilitating Orton Gillingham trainings & have talked with my colleagues about the effectiveness of RTI, there seems to be one common thread of thought: “We buy into the theory behind Response To […]

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May 14

Orton Gillingham Approach – A Parent’s Perspective

mbernard

This is a parent’s perspective of the Orton Gillingham Approach Her words are heart-warming & no doubt speak for other parents seeking accommodations for their child with Dyslexia… Enjoy! “Our child neuropsychologist encouraged us to find a “reading specialist” for our 8 year old daughter after she was diagnosed with ADD and mild dyslexia.  She […]

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Apr 14

2 Motivators For Those With Dyslexia

mbernard

I love working with children who have Dyslexia! I am finding that my most important task is to keep the inspiration alive. The moment these children feel as though they are unable to keep up, they begin to shut down. There is a great deal of significance in telling children that they are doing a […]

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Feb 14

“Give Your Students An F!”

admin

“Give your students an F!” were the words that concluded a dialogue between a general education teacher, an administrator & me. Please understand, as a special education teacher, I take it very personal if my students receive an F on a grade report. If I were giving appropriate modifications and accommodations there would be very few if any […]

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