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Feb 16

Illiteracy Statistics in the United States

mbernard

A colleague shared these staggering results with me. Appropriately addressing the literacy needs of our children is of paramount importance. I believe there is a paradigm shift in place in the United States, as Dyslexia laws are enacted, Dyslexia awareness is increasing, and more and more school districts are electing to train their teachers in research-based […]

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Feb 16

2 Doubling Rules

mbernard

It is important to teach students with Dyslexia the various rules and patterns of the English language to promote optimal success with their literacy skills. Rules involving syllabication are among the many essentials to teach when using the Orton-Gillingham Approach. When adding suffixes, there are 2 doubling rules that assist with mastering decoding & encoding […]

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07
Feb 16

4 Common Advanced Language Spelling Errors

mbernard

Dyslexia is a language-based disorder in individuals who, despite conventional classroom experience & average to above average intelligence, fail to attain the skills of reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and sometimes arithmetic. With the appropriate tools and strategies to enhance literacy skills, such as the Orton-Gillingham Approach, those with Dyslexia are able find optimal success. There […]

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Jan 16

Literacy Development

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy offers an array of literacy development resources designed to assist those who teach individuals with Dyslexia. Our courses and resources are structured sequentially to effectively deliver successful reading instruction. We refer to this sequential flow as essential building blocks to mastery of literacy skills. Phonological awareness is the foundational building block […]

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Jan 16

Tactile Touch Screen

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is a proud partner of the Tacscreen! The Tacscreen is a tactile touch screen that is particularly powerful for learners diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or ADHD, as well as for other groups of tactile learners.     The science behind Tacscreen:   Fingertip stimulation creates a stronger, more permanent connection to the brain […]

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Jan 16

Oh, The Places We Will Read In!

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is so pleased to welcome Lorna Wooldridge as our guest blogger. Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher Education in England & holds a Certificate of Professional Practice from Roehampton Institute in London: “Teaching Children with Reading and Writing Difficulties/Dyslexia.”   Lorna is certified by the […]

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