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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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Jun 16

Who Owns the Orton Gillingham Approach?

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is often asked about whether or not we are “accredited,” or whether or not we are aligned with a particular agency or organization. It appears people are looking for clarification surrounding the Orton Gillingham Approach because there is much confusion about what it is and where to receive quality training. […]

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May 16

The Lows and Highs of Dyslexia

mbernard

We are so thrilled to have Danny Duignan and from Manchester, England as our guest blogger. Danny is the Health and Safety Advisor for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Danny grew up with Dyslexia and has a passion to advocate for others with Dyslexia. Thank-you, Danny, for your transparency & for allowing us at the […]

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May 16

Nurturing Right and Left Brain Thinkers

mbernard

Dyslexia is such a beautiful gift and the irony is that rather than being encouraged to express their giftedness, those with Dyslexia are penalized for thinking outside of the conventional box. I cannot envision a world without Dyslexia. The combination & collaboration of the right-brain thinker and the left brain thinker is what makes this world […]

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May 16

Multisensory Strategies in the Classroom

mbernard

This classroom tidbit addresses the various learning modalities in the brain and the multisensory strategies that are embedded in the Orton Gillingham lesson that tap into these learning pathways & enhance the learning environment for the students.     It is so important to accommodate the varying needs and acknowledge the different learning styles by […]

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