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Nov 16

Organic Pumpkin Spice Playdough

mbernard

Multisensory is one of the essential elements of the Orton Gillingham Approach. When incorporating the multisensory element in an Orton Gillingham lesson, it is important to include all of the neuro learning modalities. We learn via the visual, auditory, & kinesthetic/tactile pathways in the brain.   In this blog post, we will be focusing on […]

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Nov 16

Handwriting Resources Part 2

mbernard

Handwriting Resources Part 2 The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is always thrilled to have Phil and Lorna Wooldridge as our guest bloggers. This blog post is a continuation of their post submitted this last August on Handwriting Resources.     Lorna Wooldridge   Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher […]

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Oct 16

Strength Zone

mbernard

Finding, harnessing, and providing ample opportunity to develop student strengths is an essential part of teaching & planning. When a teacher is able to assist his students to know where their strengths lie, this enables them to know how they best “fit in” to society.       When children are given the tools to […]

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Aug 16

Handwriting Resources

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is thrilled to have Phil and Lorna Wooldridge as our guest bloggers on the topic of handwriting resources.  Lorna Wooldridge Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher Education in England, and holds a Certificate of Professional Practice from Roehampton Institute in London: “Teaching Children with […]

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Aug 16

Integrating RTI with Special Education

mbernard

    Several years ago, I taught special education for a rural school district in the Midwest. Though Response to Intervention (RTI) was a general education initiative, I nonetheless became very intrigued about the premise behind the model. I attended workshops and conferences on RTI because in the end, the students were dependent upon the fidelity […]

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Jul 16

A Dyslexia Screener

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is pleased to introduce to you our friend, Mike Jones. Mike is passionate about helping children with Dyslexia and changing the way it is perceived in schools and education law. After qualifying to assess and teach those with dyslexia (RSA Dip SpLD), he spent 10 years teaching children and adults before […]

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