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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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25
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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11
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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25
Feb 14

“Give Your Students An F!”

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“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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08
Feb 14

Gavin Newsom and Quinn Bradlee Talk Dyslexia

admin

Welcome to the Orton Gillingham Online Academy! Gavin Newsom and Quinn Bradlee talked Dyslexia in the following interview. As I watched, I was saddened at the way our broken system discourages our children with Dyslexia from reading. There is such a fear instilled that even the most successful adults shy away from reading text… we […]

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20
Jan 14

An Effective RTI Intervention For Those With Dyslexia

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The Orton-Gillingham Approach is an effective RTI intervention for those with Dyslexia. Many of us equate children with Dyslexia as those who have intense difficulties in school. I would challenge us to be open to the notion that this may not be a result of a disability but rather an education system that uses a […]

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