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Nov 14

Interventions for Struggling Readers

mbernard

We would like to introduce to you our guest blogger, Lynn Givens! Her bio is quite impressive and we certainly look forward to learning from her:   “I have been a teacher of struggling readers and a teacher educator for over 35 years. I served as Director of Intervention at the Florida Center for Reading Research […]

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Oct 14

Teaching Grammar to Those with Dyslexia

mbernard

Those with Dyslexia have difficulty with decoding & encoding… They also seem to have difficulty with grammar and identifying parts of speech. Teaching grammar to those with Dyslexia should include a structured, systematic, & sequential approach, similar to the approach we use to teach them the logical connections between the sounds and symbols in the […]

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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 across 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 […]

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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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